The 200 hour Arhanta Yoga Teacher Training is a professional course to become a certified Hatha Yoga teacher. The course is taught by highly competent and experienced teachers at our yoga ashram in India.
Our Hatha Yoga teacher training in India is accredited by
Ram Jain (ERYT 500, 40,000 hours of teaching experience) is the director of Arhanta Yoga Ashram in India and the Netherlands. In the last 19 years he has taught and mentored more than 3000 yoga teachers from all over the world. Ram was born and raised in India, he started his education in Yoga and Vedic philosophy at the age of 8 years old. He has a profound knowledge of many ancient scriptures such as the Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika. He also has in-depth knowledge of yoga anatomy and physiology. He has trained and practiced under several famous teachers such as Guru Ramananda (from the Swami Sivananda lineage), Swami Premananda, Shri Shamboo, and more. He has been teaching worldwide since 1998 and is loved among his students for his unique capacity of bringing the best out of his students and for his captivating philosophical stories.
Ram Jain is the author of the acclaimed and internationally sold book Hatha Yoga for Teachers & Practitioners: A Comprehensive Guide to Holistic Sequencing. In this guide, Ram explains how yoga poses affect the internal body and how systematic yoga sequencing can increase your holistic health and well being. He explains the medically-proven benefits of yoga and presents the ancient principles of sequencing asanas according to their corresponding chakras (energy centres).
Our Hatha yoga teacher training in India is an intensive 26-day residential course with a very detailed curriculum. Some of the highlights are:
To see the complete and detailed course curriculum, please see: Curriculum.
|06:00 am||Meditation & Pranayama|
|08:15 am||How to Teach (Teaching practice in groups)|
|12:00 pm||Karma Yoga|
|01:00 pm||Philosophy / Anatomy / Physiology|
|03:15 pm||Yoga Asana|
|07:00 pm||Evening Program|
|08:00 pm||Herbal Tea|
|09:30 pm||Lights out|
The Arhanta Yoga teacher training takes place at the Arhanta Yoga Ashram in Khajuraho, India. The ashram is spread over 17 acres of green land and located in a peaceful environment near the ancient city of Khajuraho in Central India. The yoga ashram is easily reachable by direct flight or direct train from New Delhi, Varanasi and Agra. The Khajuraho airport is at 14 km distance from the ashram and the train station at 12 km.
Please note that complementary pickup from and drop off at the Khajuraho airport and train station is only available on the first and the last day of the course.
Our Hatha Yoga teacher training in India take place from October to March every year. This period is ideal for intensive training as the weather is more mild and suitable. Please find all available dates for the Yoga teacher training in India below.
|26 Oct - 20 Nov||Last seats||IND|
|25 Nov - 20 Dec||Available||IND|
|6 Jan - 31 Jan||Available||IND|
|5 Feb - 2 Mar||Available||IND|
|28 Oct - 22 Nov||Available||IND|
|27 Nov - 22 Dec||Available||IND|
For more scheduled course dates please visit Dates
The course fees include all tuition, accommodation, 3 vegetarian meals per day, 2 pairs of uniforms, a yoga teacher course manual, pick up and drop off at the Khajuraho airport or train station on the first and the last day of the course and a lifetime membership to AYA Teachers Registry for continual guidance and mentoring.
|Double shared room||€ 1750|
|Single room||€ 1950|
Please note that our Hatha Yoga teacher training in India fills up well in advance, please apply in time to secure your seat.
To register please download, fill out and send the application form by email to .
Once you are accepted you will need to pay a deposit of Euros 200 to confirm your reservation.
We welcome students from all age, background and beliefs. The most important factors you should consider before applying for our yoga teacher training are:
We guarantee the course will give you correct and sufficient knowledge of yoga, yogic philosophy, proper teaching skills and enough practical training to teach others with ease and confidence.
We understand the importance of post course support, therefore we offer it to all of our students. Our teachers can be contacted directly via email and instant messaging about any queries and questions.
As an Arhanta Yoga Graduate you will get a complementary lifetime membership as RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) with the International Yoga Association and access to our own Arhanta Yoga Teacher Registery.
If you are not an Indian national, you may need to have a valid visa before traveling to India. Applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 120 days. Example : If you are applying on 1st of September then you can select an arrival date ranging from 5th September to 2nd January. E-Tourist Visa Facility is available for nationals of following countries/territories: Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d’lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For more information about planning a trip to India, please visit our Travel tips ashram India page.
“I came here to Arhanta Yoga with an open mind and no idea what will come. It was 4 weeks full of intensive, hard, emotional, great, strengthening and fantastic work with the group, with the teachers and with myself. I have no regrets and I am still thankful and happy that I was allowed to learn from such good teachers in this wonderful area. Now I am looking forward to teach my yoga class. Thank you very much to the entire Arhanta team, I wish you all the best.” Barbara, Austria
“I really liked Arhanta yoga training course in India and especially the teachers, they are extremely talented. The ashram has a really nice location in a remote area apart from the chaos of the city which makes this ashram a quiet, calm and positive place to live in. The food in the ashram is really healthy and clean. I would recommend anyone who is serious in learning yoga and wants to lead his or her life in a positive way to come here and experience it. Thank you so much Arhanta for such an amazing time. I will be here again in my near future.” Irfan, India
“The four weeks in the ashram have been a real life journey to me. Besides the great yoga asana classes, the serene meditation sessions and positive morning chanting, it gave me something more: the realization of missing a vision of life. By sharing their own stories, teaching me the philosophy of yoga and their personal advise Ram and his team not only helped me realize my personal goal of becoming a yoga teacher. They also challenged me to take a look inside, discover “Who am I”. And that journey has just started. Thank you all!” Nina, The Netherlands
“This yoga teacher training in India has taught me a lot about yoga and how to teach asana classes. The program is full but gives the right amount of information you need to become a teacher. I developed a lot of qualities during my stay. I’m very grateful for that. Although it is hard, it is worth it!” Michiel, The Netherlands
Do I have to be very experienced in yoga to do this course?
Our 200 hour yoga teacher training in India is perfectly suitable for beginners. In this course you will learn all the aspects of Hatha Yoga from scratch so previous experience is helpful but not essential.
I am not very flexible, is that a problem?
No one can do all the postures, everyone has their own limitations. So it not a problem if you are not flexible in your body but it is important that you are willing to learn and develop.
My English isn’t very good, can I follow the course?
As our students are from all over the world this teacher training is taught in basic English. If you can read and understand an English newspaper then you have enough level of English to follow the course.
Is your course in India different than your course in Netherlands?
Our yoga teacher training in India and the Netherlands are exactly the same courses and taught by the same teachers, only the locations are different.
Can I bring my family along with me on this course?
Sometimes it is possible to bring along someone as a guest, please write us to check the availability.
Can I teach after just 200 hours of yoga teacher training course?
Yes, even the course is just four weeks / one month, our students agree they learn more than what they could learn in 2 years back home. This is because during the whole month of teacher training you will be focused on Yoga only.