Hatha Teacher Training 500+

The 500+ hours of Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is a life-transforming course wherein you move from being just a “yoga enthusiast” to a “lifetime advocate of yoga”. The teacher residing in you surfaces to the top of your consciousness and you’ll find it easier to relate to your students.

During the period of 8 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 gain a comprehensive understanding of the human body and you’ll know how to work with innumerable yoga poses. You begin to take cognizance of the fact that the more you go deeper, the more you realize that you know very little.


Course Dates


1st Febrvery to 30th March 2017

1st September to 28th Octobar 2017




IndeaYoga now has a center for the Teacher Training Course with food and accommodation at one location.

A one-stop solution for all your yoga requirements during your stay here! It could not get more convenient and easy for you. Come& be a part of this beautiful journey. It’s a great place to stay and experience the serenity of Mysore city, along with your fellow students.

Yoga Dhaama is an exclusive hermitage for IndeaYoga’s teacher training programs. The comprehensive fully residential course is a one-stop solution for all your yoga requirements, making your experience in Mysore fruitful and comfortable. Located just 5 kms 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 include, 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, WiFi, Library and Audio Visual Room, among several others.


Food - Organic, Vegetarian and Sattvik


The food provided here is Sattvic and only vegetarian. The food menu is standardized and students will be provided with 3 meals every day. 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 in the premises which can be bought by the students. Coffee and Tea will also be available throughout the day!

NOTE: Your stay will also include a savory Gala Dinner at an Indian Home.




Pick up and drop facility from the airport to Yoga Dhaama will be arranged for the students on additional charges. For local travel needs, a Travel Desk facility will be made available, at the reception, to all students.

Cycles will also be available, which can be rented by the students for small weekend rides! If a student still has some energy and time left after his/her practice and study.


Other amenities


WiFi -Internet facility will be made available to all students for a restricted number of hours everyday

Electricity–24/7 electricity with UPS back up will be provided Laundry, Microwave, Fridge & AV Room –All these facilities will be available to students in the common room

Library –What better way to relax than reading a book, about Yoga, India and the culture of our country

Small Shop – Store catering to basic needs for students like garments, yoga mats, snacks, fruits & vegetables, accessories. For bulk purchases, minimum 3 to 4 days of waiting period would be required.

Security & CCTV – 24/7 security around the entire premise would be present and CCTV cameras in all the common halls and corridors for the safety of all students

Housekeeping– Daily housekeeping services for all rooms will be provided.

Doctor On Call

Water Availability –Filtered as well as mineral water will be available for all. Students can opt for either on the firstday of registration at the Shaala

Tender Coconut – Arrangement will be made for tender coconut everyday on request by the students.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the experience. Entries are limited to ensure each student gets individual attention. Hurry up and book your place ;)



Duration & Intake

The course will be conducted for 8 weeks and the intake is limited.


Daily Schedule

Classes will be conducted from Monday to Saturday for 8 weeks.

5.30 am         Wake up alarm
6.00 am - 6.30 am         Chanting & Kriyas
6.30 am - 8.00 am         Asana Practice
8.00 am - 8.30 am         Pranayama
8.30 am - 9.15 am         Breakfast Break
9.15 am - 10.00 amKarma Yoga
10.00 am - 11.00 am         Philosophy
11.00 am - 12.00 pm         Teaching class
12.00 pm - 1.30 pm         Techniques class
1.30 pm - 2.30 pm         Lunch Break
2.30 pm - 4.00 pm         Study Break/Surprise Activity
4.00 pm - 5.00 pm         Anatomy Class
5.00 pm - 6.30 pm         Asana Practice
6.30 pm - 7.00 pm         Chanting & Meditation
7.00 pm - 8.00 pm         Dinner Break
8.00 pm - 9.30 pm         Happy Hour
9.30 pm         Good Night!

*Don’t have other engagements during the course.
*Students are required to dedicate 2 to 3 hours of self-study everyday.

*Schedule may be subjected to change.



Indeayoga Beginner Series

IndeaYoga Preparatory Series

IndeaYoga Foundation Series

Indea Innovation


Chanting & Prayer

A congenial atmosphere plays a vital role in the accomplishment of any task that we undertake. Prayers, in the form of shlokas create such congenial atmosphere before practicing yoga. When chanted or sung with feeling, prayers create an atmosphere for learning. It also releases emotional suppression, which is one of the root causes of most of the problems and ailments in this modern era.



It requires that the students applying for this course have at least 6 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 teacher training. Priority will be given to our past students and IndeaYoga practitioners.


Course Curriculum

Month 1 

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 IndeaYoga Foundation 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.

  1. Sanskrit name and English translation
  2. Silent demonstration
  3. Limitations
  4. Benefits
  5. Detailed technique
  6. Common mistakes
  7. Variations
  8. Class practice and instruction

Teaching practice

Applying the above 8-step teaching methodology, students will have taught several sessions by teaching the other TTC 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 and includes:

a) Meaning of the word “Yoga”

b) Raja Yoga of Patanjali

c) Panchakoshas

d) Overview of Chakras

e) Overview of Patanjali Yoga Sutras and “Ashtanga (eight-fold) Yoga”, with a more detailed Satsang on selected sutras from chapters 1 (Samādhi Pāda) and 2 (Sādhana Pāda) of the sutras.


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

Trip through the Golden Triangle

The institute organizes a trip to Belur-Halebidu-Shravana Belagola, 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.

Month 2 

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 Mayūrāsana). Teachers are also engaged in understanding the key points in teaching certain asanas to students.

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

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

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

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

Presentation and yoga therapy: Students are required to prepare a mini presentation/ thesis / dossier on a disease/ ailment/ condition (not necessarily covered in the first two weeks anatomy classes). Students are required to submit this for review and then present to the class their chosen condition and how to treat it with yoga.

Bandas: Jalandara Banda, Uddiyana Banda, Moola Banda and Maha Banda.

Kriyas: 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.

Mudras: Yoni mudra, bhairava mudra, hridaya mudra, shambavi mudra, nasikagra dristi, shanmukhi mudra, etc.

Philosophy: Patanjali Yoga Sutra (Raja Yoga) - Vibhūti Pada (chapter 3), Kaivalya Pada (chapter 4), Karmayoga Sloka Sangrahah (Bhagavad Gita), Atma (Nirvana) Shataka. The following subjects will be covered too: Chakras and Ayurveda principles.

Preparatory reading

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



> What is the duration of the course?

The duration of the course is 8 full weeks. Classes will be conducted from Monday to Saturday. Sunday is a rest day.

> When are the Course dates?

For exact enrolment dates and deadlines, please email your enquiry to info@yoga-inda.net

> How many students are accepted in each intake?

IndeaYoga only accepts a maximum of 24 students per course.

> How do I qualify to enrol for TTC (Level 1 and 2)?

It requires that the students applying for this course have at least 6 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 teacher training. Priority will be given to our past students and IndeaYoga practitioners.

> What is the language used in the course?

English only.

> Will there be a written and a practical exam at the end of the course?

Yes, you will be assessed in both written and teaching evaluation exams at the end of the course. The assessment exams are structured to meet the standards of the Yoga Alliance.

> What accreditation will I receive after completing TTC (Level 1 and 2)?

Upon meeting the attendance and disciplinary requirements of the TTC and Yoga Alliance, and upon passing your written and teaching evaluation exams, you will receive RYT500 (Yoga Alliance certification) and IndeaYoga Training (IYT500Hrs+) certificates.

> Will a course manual be provided?

Yes, you will be provided with a training manual. You will also receive an optional list of additional/ recommended reading titles, which you can purchase from bookstores here in Mysore.

> What am I required to bring along for the course?

Apart from your own travel and daily necessities, please ensure that you bring along your own yoga mat, notebook and some pens for all the sessions.

> How much is the course fee?

For details regarding course fee, please write to us at info@yoga-india.net

> How do I register and pay for the fees?

Please complete the online application form. An email will be sent to you regarding the instructions on fee remittance once your application is confirmed. Full tuition fee should be paid in advance, in order to secure your participation in the teacher training course. Fees paid will neither be refunded nor transferred under any circumstances.

Follow this link for registration: http://www.yoga-india.net/registration/

> What if I don’t want to become a yoga teacher after completing the IYT500Hrs+?

There are always a small number of students who take the IYT500Hrs+ without the set goal of becoming a teacher. Their reasons for this approach includes desire to go deeper in their personal practice and to gain real knowledge and experience of immersing in a yogic lifestyle, under the guidance and tutelage of a yoga master.

Whatever your personal goals are, IndeaYoga always welcomes you open-heartedly.

> Where can I stay during the training?

The teacher training courses are conducted in a separate, dedicated building called Yoga Dhaama that is suitable for an intensive course like this one. We are having rooms with attached bathroom and other facilities for the students to stay . Contact us for more information. 

> What are the meal Options?

We provide 3 meals a day. The food is hygienic, sattvik and vegetarian. Contact us for more information. 

> What if I have to miss a few days or hours?

Due to the intensive nature of the course, you are required to be available for the entire duration of your training. Punctuality is very important. On-site hours meet and surpass the Yoga Alliance minimum and categories of training. In addition, we encourage you to lead a yogic lifestyle throughout your course of study. It is not advisable to schedule other activities or take other part-time courses during the IYT500Hrs+. We have set aside this whole time to be with you and expect and you to dedicate yourself for the whole duration.




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