Yoga teacher training
We organize intensive four-week residential Hatha Yoga teacher training courses at our traditional yoga ashram in India, near Khajuraho, as well as at our yoga ashram in the Netherlands, Europe. It is an intensive yoga certification course which gives all the required skills and provides practical and theoretical information to become a successful yoga teacher. The course is equally suitable for beginners as well as advance practitioners. It covers an extensive yoga teacher training curriculum with all the aspects of classical Hatha Yoga included, such as 170 Hatha Yoga asanas (yoga poses), proper alignments, unique and very detailed correction techniques, personal modifications and counter indications of each asana in detail.
We follow the teachings of Swami Sivananda and we educate and train our students to become excellent yoga teachers with proper understanding of classical Hatha Yoga and yogic philosophy.
By the end of this four week Hatha Yoga teacher training you will have a strong foundation to teach Hatha Yoga, a strong and disciplined self practice of yoga and meditation and an increased awareness and deeper understanding of the yogic philosophy and lifestyle. At the end of the yoga certification course there will be two exams; one theoretical exam and one exam on teaching skills. After passing these exams you will receive a 200 hour yoga teacher training certification which is recognized by Yoga Alliance, International Yoga Federation and most of the Yoga federations worldwide.
|06:00 am||Morning Satsang (meditation, chanting, lectures)|
|08:00 am||How to teach (Teaching techniques / practice)|
|12:00 pm||Karma yoga|
|01:00 pm||Main lecture (philosophy / anatomy)|
|03:15 pm||Asana lessons|
|07:00 pm||Evening meditation|
|08:00 pm||Herbal tea|
|09:30 pm||Lights out|
Criteria for admission
Our yoga teacher training courses are open to all yoga seekers and there is no age limit. We accept students from all backgrounds and levels, who meet the following criteria:
- You should possess a basic understanding of the English language, spoken as well as written, as the course is entirely conducted in basic English. However it is not a problem if English is not your first or second language.
- You should be physically and mentally well.
- We generally do not accept pregnant women as the training is physically intensive. If you want to know more about this topic, please feel free to contact us.
- You should be mentally ready and prepared to quickly adapt to the ashram environment, food and the intensive schedule.
Please note that our Hatha Yoga teacher training course is not for the people who are looking for a relaxing yoga experience. To them we suggest to enroll for our Yoga vacation or Yoga retreat programs.
Internationally accredited certification
You will receive a Yoga Alliance, International Yoga Federation and European Yoga Association accredited 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification. Our course meets and exceeds international standards for a 200 hours yoga certification course which helps you to register as a certified yoga teacher with any major insurance company and register with Yoga Alliance or any major yoga federations worldwide.
Post course support
We understand that you will have many practical questions once you start your practice or your yoga studio after the Hatha Yoga teacher training course. Keeping this in mind we provide you with continual support and advise for your career as a yoga teacher even after the yoga training course. You will be assigned a mentor with whom you can be in contact and seek guidance. As an Arhanta Yoga Teacher you will also get a complementary membership to the Arhanta Yoga Teachers Register.
Our Hatha Yoga teacher training course curriculum is developed by many years of research and constant development. It is constructed to provide well-rounded and clear knowledge of all the topics a good yoga teacher must know. The course covers 170 Hatha Yoga asanas, Vedic philosophy, pregnancy yoga, kids yoga and much more. For more information and the detailed curriculum please visit: Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum.
The fees for the 200 hour yoga teacher training in India include all tuition, 3 vegetarian meals a day, accommodation, a yoga teacher training manual, 2 uniforms, pickup from and drop off at the local airport or train station of Khajuraho and post course support. All graduates also get complementary yoga teacher / yoga studio affiliation from Arhanta Yoga.
|Double shared accommodation||Euros 1650|
|Single Room accommodation||Euros 1850|
For payment procedure and other details, please visit Hatha Yoga teacher training fees.
For all scheduled dates, please visit Yoga teacher training dates.
How to sign up for the course
Please note that our courses fill up well in advance, please apply in time to secure your seat.
To register please download, fill out and send the application form (DOC / PDF) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you are accepted you will need to pay a deposit of Euros 200 to confirm your reservation.
Rules and regulations
All the yoga teachers training students are required to follow the ashram rules:
- Minimum 200 hours of attendance in the classes is required to qualify for the exams.
- Alcohol, drugs and tobacco are strictly forbidden at the ashram.
- Students are requested to adjust to the environment and schedule as quickly as possible, so they can reap the full benefit of the course.
- In case students feel physically unwell, they are requested to contact the ashram staff immediately.
- Students can bring their prescribed medicines and finish their treatment, but please inform the ashram staff about this in advance.
- Students are not allowed to bring any non-vegetarian or restricted food in the ashram premises.
- Complete silence should be respected during all meals.
- All students have a daily Karma Yoga duty.
What to bring
You will receive complementary 2 pairs of uniform and an Arhanta yoga teacher training course manual on arrival. It is recommended to bring with you:
- Yogamat & meditation cushion (can be purchased at the ashram)
- Towels and toiletries
- Meditation shawl
- Writing materials
- Working wristwatch (required for ‘how to teach’ classes)
- Clothes appropriate to the climate (shoulders, midriff and legs should be covered)
- Slippers for inside the ashram
- Comfortable walking shoes for morning walks
- Blanket for yoga practice (can be purchased at the ashram)
After you sign up for the course, you will receive a more detailed list of necessary items for your stay.
“I really enjoyed my time here, the course was amazing. The teachers are all so knowledgeable and patient. You can tell they genuinely love to teach and have an extensive knowledge of yoga and yogic philosophy. The teachers are all approachable and caring. They go above and beyond for every student. The time here has been intense but I have enjoyed the entire experience. I have grown as a person and I feel ready and confident to teach yoga.” Natasha, England
“Coming to Arhanta was a unique experience. I’ve learned so much in so little time. It was hard, it was beautiful, it was terrifying, and I wouldn’t have wanted to miss it. With the guidance of the teachers, you can do so much more than you have ever imagined. All the teachers were great, inspiring, very competent. If anyone wants to be a yoga teacher, definitely this is the place to be. Thanks to the whole staff, I will never forget this.” Martine, Belgium
“The teacher training course was a challenging experience for me. Thanks to its intensity and complexity my personal learning and development curve have been increased significantly in only one month. The teachers provide a perfect balance of professionalism and humor which helps to stay motivated.” Kai, Germany
“I enjoyed the flow of this course very much! Day by day you feel more experience growing and step by step your confidence grows with it. The staff helps you out in every way they can, always feel free to ask! My purpose was to feel ready and confident to teach back home. Thanks to Arhanta I feel this way!” Ilona, The Netherlands
“A very professional and complete discourse. Loads of practical information about yoga and everything that is involved. Giving you the right tools to start on your own. A very confident and steady base. Great location, good nutritious food, clean and comfortable environment. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I loved the whole discourse. Sometimes hard, and lots of information to take. But I will get there. I will remember it with warmth in my heart.” Rodger, The Netherlands