Yoga Teacher Training India
Yoga Alliance Accredited Four-Week Teacher Training
Begin the life changing journey by exploring the divinity and wisdom of yoga in all of its manifestations!
Our 200-hour Hatha Yoga teacher training in India is a certified professional course that deals with an in-depth knowledge of Hatha Yoga. This comprehensive course is ideal for people who wish to pursue teaching yoga or advance further in their yoga journey. The course is led by knowledgeable and experienced teachers from our yoga ashram in India. Since 2009, more than 6000 yoga teachers have been certified at our ashrams in India and in the Netherlands.
What Will You get?
- Professional and intensive teacher training at an authentic yoga ashram in India
- A well-rounded curriculum: 170+ Hatha Yoga asanas, yogic philosophy, yoga anatomy and much more
- Expert teaching skills, proper instruction, correction, and modification techniques
- Daily three hours of hands-on teaching practice
- A worldwide accredited yoga teacher certification
- A chance to study at a traditional yoga ashram in India
- Guidance for starting your own yoga school or yoga studio
- Post-course support and mentoring
Why Choose Arhanta?
Arhanta Yoga ® is an international yoga teacher training school with yoga ashrams in India and the Netherlands. We provide internationally accredited professional yoga courses and training while maintaining the authenticity of the traditional teachings.
6000+ Yoga teachers certified since 2009
Accredited with Yoga Alliance and many others
5-star ratings on Facebook, Google, TripAdvisor
Professional school for serious learning
Post Course Support
Post-course support available to every graduate
Work and learn opportunities after completion
Teachers with combined teaching experience of 40+ years
Two beautiful ashrams in India & The Netherlands
Is This Course Right for You?
If any of these situations resonate with you, our course is right for you.
- Do you want to become a qualified and confident yoga teacher?
- Do you want to gain discipline and confidence in your personal practice?
- Do you want to gain proper knowledge of yoga as a physical, spiritual and philosophical discipline??
- Are you a practicing yoga teacher and want to improve your teaching skills?
- Do you want to experience and practice authentic yoga?
(ERYT-500 & YACEP with 40,000 hours of Teaching Experience)
Ram Jain (ERYT 500, 40,000 hours teaching experience) is the director of Arhanta Yoga Ashram in India and the Netherlands. He is registered as an experienced yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance ERYT 500) with more than 40,000 hours of teaching experience. In the last 19 years he has taught and mentored more than 4000 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 eight years. He has a profound knowledge of many ancient scriptures such as the Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika. He also has an in-depth knowledge of Yoga anatomy and physiology. He has trained and practiced under several famous teachers including Guru Ramananda (from the Swami Sivananda lineage), Swami Premananda, Shri Shamboo, and more. He has been teaching yoga 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 book Hatha Yoga for Teachers & Practitioners: A Comprehensive Guide to Holistic Sequencing.
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum
Our teacher training is an intensive 26-day residential course with a detailed curriculum. The course curriculum has been refined since 2009.The four weeks of yoga training covers detailed information on 170 asanas, detailed instruction and correction techniques, breathing exercises, asana practice, Vedic philosophy and yogic lifestyle and much more. Some of the highlights are:
170+ Hatha Yoga asanas
Detailed correction techniques and modification techniques
Preparatory and advanced pranayama
Yoga anatomy and physiology
Yoga for elderly
Limited movement Yoga
Principles of Ayurveda, diet and nutrition and much more!
To see the complete and detailed course curriculum, please see: Curriculum
Arhanta Yoga Ashram
Our 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training takes place at our Yoga ashram in India. The ashram is spread over 17 acres of green land and located in a peaceful and serene environment near the ancient city of Khajuraho in Central India. The yoga ashram is easily reachable by direct flight or direct train from Delhi, Varanasi, and Agra. The Khajuraho airport is situated at 14 km 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 provided on the first and the last day of the course. Private transportation can also be arranged on request.
Course Dates & Fees
Dates, Fees and Registration
Our Hatha Yoga teacher training courses in India take place from October to March every year. This period is ideal for intensive training as the weather is mild and suitable.
Upcoming Course Dates
For more scheduled course dates please visit All Scheduled Dates
The course fees include all tuition, accommodation, three vegetarian meals per day, two pair of uniforms, a yoga teacher course manual, pick up and drop off facility 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
- Total number of seats per course are limited.
- Our 200-hour Yoga teacher training is registered with Yoga Alliance, European Yoga Association and International Yoga Federation and accredited by all major yoga federations.
We welcome students of all ages, background, and beliefs. The following are the most important factors you should consider before applying for our yoga teacher certification course are:
- You must have a genuine desire to work hard, adapt and grow beyond your comfort zone
- You must be mentally and physically fit to take the course
- You must be able to understand basic English
- It is not recommended to take the course while pregnant, but we will consider each requests individually. Please contact us if you have questions about this.
How to Register?
Please note that our yoga 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 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you are accepted you will need to pay a deposit of 200 Euro to confirm your reservation.
Our 200-hour yoga teacher training in India is a time-tested course. We guarantee the course will give you a correct and sufficient knowledge of yoga, yogic philosophy, proper teaching skills, and enough practical training to teach others with ease and confidence.
Post Course Support
We understand the importance of post course-support; therefore, we offer it to all our students. Our teachers can be contacted directly via Skype, phone, email, and instant messaging about any queries and questions.
As an Arhanta Yoga graduate, you will get complimentary lifetime membership as RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) with International Yoga Association. You can also register with Yoga Alliance as RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher 200-hour level).
E-Visa for India
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, at least four days prior to the date of the arrival, with a window of 120 days. For example, If you apply 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 Yoga Ashram India page.
Read What Our Alumni Say About the Course
"I came here to Arhanta ashram with an open mind and no idea what will come. It was four 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 this yoga teacher training 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 yoga ashram have been a real life journey to me. Besides the great Hatha 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 training in India has taught me a lot about yoga and how to teach yoga. 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
Why Should You Study Yoga in India?
People frequently inquire as to why they should pursue their yoga teacher certification in India when there are so many courses available in their own country. Yoga originated in India, as you may know. Yoga only made its way to the West in the mid-nineteenth century. Authentic yoga has somehow lost its authenticity in the transition. During this transition, many myths and false beliefs have formed about the practice of yoga. The practice of yoga has gone from holistic to physical. If you want to take yoga seriously and make yoga your lifelong career, you need to understand the roots and the original practice of yoga. That is why so many yoga practitioners visit India year after year to experience authentic yoga.
When you will study yoga in India you will learn about its philosophy, history and the whole lifestyle that is required for holistic yoga practice and teaching. You will be immersed in the yogic lifestyle for a period of four weeks. You will live in an ashram away from distractions of daily life and modern technology. You will learn from Indian teachers who have grown up with having the yogic lifestyle being passed down through the family for generations. You will practice yoga asana, meditation, and pranayama as it was they were practiced 200 years ago in traditional Indian yoga ashrams. This life changing-course focuses on the practical application of Hatha Yoga.
What is the Need of a Four Weeks Training?
A yoga teacher training can be a life changing experience. For some it is a turning point in their life. During the course you will transform from a yoga practitioner to a skilled yoga teacher. You will need to go through a process of learning and embodying the techniques. You will learn and unlearn many patterns and beliefs. With our years of teaching experience, we have discovered a four-week period is an adequate amount of time to complete that process. It is not too long, and it is not too short.
What to Expect During the Course?
Becoming a yoga teacher in India is a once in a lifetime opportunity. During these four weeks of Hatha Yoga teacher training you will go through different phases. For example, in the first week, you may feel a bit tired because you might not be used to studying 8 – 10 hours a day. You will also begin your teaching practice from day two onward. If you have never taught before, you may be surprised at how much you enjoy teaching. You will receive authentic, yet approachable, yoga philosophy classes and feel inspired by the philosophical stories of Ram Jain.
In the second week you will have settled in and become accustomed to the rhythm of the ashram life. Your body and mind will be more aligned after the first week of training and practice. You will see improvements in your meditation and asana practice, even if you struggle with the new challenges during the how to teach class. As you share this experience with other like-minded and dedicated people, in week two, you will start to develop friendships with fellow students. You will also be get used to the long day schedule and you will be excited by the all the new information you are absorbing. There will be a variety of special classes on different forms of yoga such as pregnancy yoga, kids yoga, gentle yoga, chair yoga etc. You will learn asana correction and modification techniques and start teaching in groups of three people. You will find yourself humming the chants and mantras that we practice in the chanting sessions. Concepts from yoga philosophy will begin to settle in your mind and you will begin to see your life in a new light.
In the third week, you will make the biggest leaps in physical and mental development, and your previous weeks' efforts will bear the fruit here. You will notice that you are gradually becoming more skilled and confident while teaching and that you have grown immensely in your understanding of yoga postures and yoga anatomy. You will be completely immersed in the classes. You may become emotionally attached to certain friends and sometimes get emotional.With all of your experiences, you may become overwhelmed at times. It will be very healing and calming for some of you to be able to live in such a warm and friendly community without having to worry about making food, doing dishes, and so on. It's also possible that you'll miss your loved ones and long to see them again.
In the fourth week, you will be busy with final preparations for the end exams. You may have mixed feelings about finishing the course as soon you will be joining with your loved ones, returning to your ‘normal’ life and taking leave from your new yoga family. You will find yourself either comforting or being comforted by others. In the last days, you will experience joy and emotions beyond the words. The sense of accomplishment, newly developed confidence in yourself will fill you with great joy and happiness.
Yoga Alliance 200- Hour Standard
The Yoga Alliance 200-hour is a common international standard for a professional yoga instructor certification course. This standard ensures that the course covers adequate training to become a yoga teacher. Yoga Alliance course guidelines must be followed by all yoga schools when registering a course. Our 200-hour training exceeds the standards of Yoga Alliance, International Yoga Federation, International Yoga Association as well as CRKBO (Netherlands).
Yoga Alliance certification confirms that every student who has completed 200 hour YTTC, has studied the following:
- Techniques, training, and practice
- Teaching methodology
- Anatomy and physiology
- Yoga Philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers
Frequently Asked Questions
Our 200-hour yoga certification course is perfectly suitable for beginners as well as more experienced Classical Hatha Yoga practitioners. You will learn all the aspects of Hatha Yoga from experienced teachers during the course. In addition you will also learn about other forms of yoga. Prior experience is beneficial but not required. Read: How much experience is required to become a yoga teacher?
No one can do all the postures, and everyone has their limitations. So, it is not a problem if you are not flexible in body movements but it is important that you are willing to learn and develop.
This teacher training course is taught in basic English because the students come from all over the world. You have a sufficient level of English if you can read and understand an English newspaper. Read: Following a yoga teacher training when English isn't your first language
Our yoga courses in India and the Netherlands are exactly the same, courses and taught by the same teachers, just the locations are different.
You will be provided simple and clean accommodations at our ashram in India during the course duration. We provide single rooms as well as double rooms on a shared basis.
Sometimes it is possible to bring along someone as a guest. Please write to us to check the availability.
Yes, even though the course is only four weeks / one month, our students agree that they learn more than what they could learn in 2 years back home. This is due to the fact that you will be solely focused on yoga during the entire month of teacher training. Read: 4 reasons why it is possible to become a yoga teacher in 200 hours / 4 weeks
"Very nice atmosphere. Great teachers, interested in teaching well, learned very much. I loved the asana class, appreciation and motivation was very good. Philosophy was a nice impulse to think about. How to teach was hard but so helpful in learning how to teach because of the practical practice. Thank you for this beautiful time here!"
"The teacher training course was really nice. I got the opportunity to experience yoga in a different way. Beside the asanas you simply learn to live it more completely through these 4 weeks. A lot of background knowledge and structure guided everyone of us through the course. All teachers are very competent complementing each other in a very calm way. I will remember the time in the ashram with its awesome scenery in a very positive way."
“I choose this yoga teacher certification program because it’s very complete. You learn philosophy, anatomy, how to teach, asanas, diet... The course has a very strict schedule, but thanks to that we are now stronger. After the training you are more confident and you can teach in a very good way. The teachers are very professional and take good care for the students. Thank you.”
“A lifetime experience. Coming together with a group of 27 people from all over the world. We grew tight together; we went through a lot of emotions and a lot of genuine hugs and kisses. The ‘how to teach’ classes were extremely professional and we all started to love Omkar. Thank you Arhanta. Can’t wait to send my daughter next year.”
“Teachers are very professional and they have good technique to help students go deeper into their practice of asana. I find ‘how to teach’ class extremely useful because you grow step by step in a whole process to get more confidence in teaching and in how to give a proper yoga lesson. I have learnt a lot in terms of technique, theory and practise in only 1 month.”
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