Traditional Hatha / 30 Days / 300 Hours Yoga Alliance
This 300 hours Advanced Yoga Teacher Training retreat is meant for students and teachers who completed 200 hours yoga teacher training from a recognized school already. Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in our ashram helps to deepen the understanding of advanced asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, yoga nidras etc. This advanced training helps to improve both self-practice and ability to teach advanced poses and sequences, which are not covered in 200 hours yoga teacher training certification courses.
Practically, we prefer the students who completed 200 hours teacher training with us to come for this course. However, if you have completed your previous training in a different school or style, please email us your certificate and syllabus of what you learnt, to ensure that you are prepared for our highly challenging Advanced Teacher Training, in both self-practice and teaching careers.
If we feel that your previous training doesn’t include what is considered standard syllabus, we may ask you to come for a two week Intensive Yoga course, as a preparation for our 300 hours Advanced Teacher Training retreat, which can be challenging if you don’t have the physical and spiritual background that we impart in our 200 hours training.
Group size: 18-24 students / minimum of 5 to 6 teachers a group / 10+ supporting staff.
Who Can Come?
- Completed 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training in Yoga Alliance accredited school
- Advanced enough to hold basic asanas for a minimum of 1 minute
- Healthy joints and back, to practice 30 to 40 rounds of Sun Salutations every day
- Core Strength enough to do 25 double leg lifts continuously.
- Lung Capacity to sustain one hour a day, two 30 minute sessions of Intensive Pranayamas.
- Basic knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology of Human Body
- Physical stamina to handle the intensity of 10 hours/day schedule
- Psychologically matured to handle all the emotional roller coaster and cultural differences of the group
- Willing to practice silence from 10 pm – 10 am
- No High Blood Pressure, Not pregnancy, No heart ailments or any chronic illnesses
What can you gain from advanced Yoga Teacher Training?
- Surya Namaskaras: Daily practice of min. 20/30 rounds everyday 1) to strengthen Joints Core for advanced poses 2) improving Cardio-Lung capacity to breath better 3) Detoxifying the Body-Breath-Mind.
- Advanced Asanas: Led by the advanced teachers, the morning Yoga class focuses on holding intermediate and advanced asanas longer to explore body-breath-mind at deeper level.
- Anatomy & Sequencing Principles: Both morning practice sessions and afternoon workshops will teach how to practice /teach more advanced asanas and their variations safely, as per the level of student.
- Pranayamas: Two pranayama sessions every day (of 20 to 30 minutes each) to master the basic pranayamas and to learn how to practice/teach advanced pranayamas safely, while applying bandhas.
- Kriyas: Daily practice of Jala Neti, Kapalabhati/Bhastrika, Agnisara and trying out Sutra Neti, Shanka Prakshalana in the last week of the course, for students who are ready.
- Meditation & Yoga Nidra: Learn and practice of various meditation and yoga nidra techniques that you can practice or teach to your future students.
- Philosophy: The essence of Bhagavad-Gita for daily life and Patanjali Yoga Sutras, either one or both subjects, depends on the philosophical background of our students. Sanskrit lessons to read/write are also offered in certain Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainings, depends on time-availability and interest of students.
- Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy: An introduction to concepts of Ayurveda to understand the physical body/mind, more than what yoga anatomy can teach. Also our Yoga Therapy classes train you on contraindications of certain asans and how to help the students with certain common diseases such as High BP, Diabetes, Asthma etc.
- Chanting: Learning how to chant a few more Sanksrit Prayers that you can use in Class Rooms.
- Teaching Practice: Each student will be teaching at least two to four classes to the small group of four/five other students: 1) Intermediate 2) Advanced, and also learn how to offer workshops based on Chakras. These classes will be monitored by our expert teachers who would help with corrections and suggestions.
- Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
- Bhagavad Gita
- Patanjali Yoga Sutras
- Anatomy of HathaYoga by David Coulter (will be given as manual when you arrive here)
- 05.30 – 06.30 am: Meditation and Kriyas
- 06.30 – 09.00 am: Asana and Pranayamas
- 09.00 – 10.30 am: Brunch
- 10.30 – 12.30 pm: Yoga Philosophy
- 12.30 – 01.30 pm: Private Coaching / Rest
- 01.30 – 02.30 pm: Fruit Lunch
- 02.30 – 04.00 pm: Yoga Anatomy / Yoga Therapy / Ayurveda
- 04.30 – 06.30 pm: Teaching Workshops / Teaching Practice
- 06.30 – 07.00 pm: Pranayamas
- 07.00 – 08.00 pm: Dinner
- 08.00 – 09.00 pm: Videos or Chanting (3 times a week)
- 09.00-10.00 pm: Group Study
- 10 pm – 10 am: Silence Hours
This time table is subject to change as per weather conditions.
Classes are held 6 days a week. The 7th day is for optional Day-Trips.
Yoga Alliance Certification
During this Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in India, students are continuously assessed throughout the course in all five modules: 1) Self-Practice 2) Teaching skills 3) Anatomy + Ayurveda 4) Philosophy + Psychology of Yoga 5) Spirituality of Yoga. Every student will get a chance to teach two yoga classes for a small group four/five people and also to teach one-to-one corrections. One written exams on Philosophy and Anatomy will be given to evaluate the understanding of the students.
After the successful completion of the course, you can get the certification of RYT 300 hours training, which would be added to your past RYT 200 hours, to qualify you as RYT 500 Hours with Yoga Alliance.
We are registered with Yoga Alliance as “AyurYoga Eco-Ashram” Our faculty includes at least six teachers, some of them recognized as E-RYT 500 (Expert Registered Yoga Teacher) or ERYT 200. The yoga teacher training certificate from our ashram in India, is valid for getting an insurance and also to invoice your expenses for ‘further education and training’ for taxation purpose, if you are a wellness professional.
After the course, we support our teachers through our online groups to help them with any suggestions and career opportunities through our Global Community. You can always ask for guidance in our online facebook group or through emails during early stages of teaching.
Download Orientation guide PDF
If you need more practical information about this program such how to get here, preparations, what to bring, what to read, and other practicalities of coming to India, please check out our Orientation Guide meant for preparing our Teacher Trainees.
Upcoming Dates for 300 hours Yoga Teachers Training in India
|November 17 - December 15, 2017||3|
|March 20 - April 17, 2018||14|
Pricing for 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training in India:
For Twin-Share Accommodation:
Female students can book the twin-share accommodation online and we will find another female student to share the room.
For male students, please book twin-share room online only if you have a partner to share the room. If not, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org to place you on the wait-list. Whenever we hear from another male student wanting to share a room, we will email you back with a link to register.
Pricing includes :
New yoga mat
Books, Manuals & neti pot.
30 days of all ayurvedic/vegetarian meals and drinks.
30 days of Accommodation, with attached bathroom.
1 GB of complimentary Wi-Fi.
Yoga Alliance Certification
Evening Walks/meditation/mantra chanting/video shows etc.
Transport / Flight Tickets.
Payment processing fees charged by Paypal / Payment Gateways / Currency Exchange fees.
Our courses are taught by at least six expert teachers and supported by more than 10 staff. The food in our ashram is specially designed for International yoga students, cooked mostly mostly vegetables from our own organic farm or bought from local farmers.
Airport Transfers and taxi to pick up and drop can be organized at extra cost. Please check How to Reach page for more details.
- Day before Start date: Arrival and rest.
- Starting Date: Includes a ceremony and orientation.
- Day 7: Cultural Tour.
- Last Day: Departure (possible to extend your stay).
- Additional days of Stay: You are welcome to stay before or after the retreat by paying an additional charge of $20/day for twin-share, $30/day for private room, includes all meals and drinks.
We organize Cultural Tours on every seventh day which is a day-off from classes. Please check the Day Tours page in our website for more information. The tour costs are not included in the course fees and need to be paid separately. It will cost about $10 to $20 maximum for each trip.
Please email to info(at)ayuryoga-ashram.com.