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Yoga Teacher Training India

Some key features of our 200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited Hatha Yoga teacher training

since 2009

Experienced & refined. 10,000+ teachers graduated since 2009.

Study at Yoga Ashram

Study at our authentic yoga ashram in India. Experience true yogic lifestyle.

FULLY ACCREDITED TRAINING

Get a Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher certificate.

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Our 200 hour yoga teacher training in India is a serious 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 highly knowledgeable and experienced teachers at our yoga ashram in India. Learn authentic yoga from authentic Indian teachers in the traditional gurukul system.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

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 ancient teachings.

Reputed School
10000+ Yoga teachers certified since 2009

Worldwide Accredited
Accredited with Yoga Alliance and many others

Professional
Professional Yoga school for serious learning

Post Course Support
Post-course support available to every graduate

5th Generation Yoga Teachers
Authentic Indian Yoga teachers with personal teaching experience of 23+ years

Own Yoga Ashrams
Two beautiful ashrams in India & The Netherlands

What will you get? 

  • 200 hours of intensive yoga teacher training 
  • A true yogic lifestyle experience at an authentic yoga ashram in India
  • Training of 170+ Hatha Yoga asanas and unique correction techniques 
  • Daily three hours teaching practice to gain confidence & skills.  
  • Understanding of yogic and Vedic philosophy 
  • Guidance by highly experienced teachers 
  • Internationally recognized certificate upon completion of the yoga teacher training 
  • Lifelong post-course support and guidance
200 Hour YTT Graduates India

Course Dates & Fees

  • COURSE DATES & FEES

  • DAILY SCHEDULE

Upcoming Course Dates

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. 

200-hour Hatha Yoga

DateSeats leftLocation
2022
29 Oct - 23 NovAvailableIND
27 Nov - 22 DecAvailableIND
2023
11 Jan - 5 FebAvailableIND
10 Feb - 7 MarAvailableIND
25 Oct - 19 NovAvailableIND
25 Nov - 20 DecAvailableIND

For more scheduled course dates please visit All scheduled dates

Course Fees

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. 

Accommodation

Fees (In Euros)

Double shared room

1750 Euro 

Single bedroom

1950 Euro 

  • 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. 

Eligibility Criteria

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 
  • It is not necessary to have proficiency in English, but you must be able to understand basic English 
  • Generally it is not recommended to take the course while pregnant, but we will consider each requests individuallyPlease contact us if you have questions about this.
Easy Covid-19 cancellations

Should your training be cancelled due to Covid-19, Arhanta Yoga’s standard cancellation policy and charges shall NOT apply. Instead, Arhanta Yoga will work with you to arrange an alternative provision, which may include rescheduling the session and/or providing a digital session and/or providing a full refund of all paid fees.

Course Location

Our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training India 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. 

Arhanta Yoga Ashram India

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training India Curriculum

Our yoga teacher training in India is an intensive 26-day residential course with a very detailed curriculum. The course curriculum has been developed and 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:

Curriculum Overview

170+ Hatha Yoga asanas

Detailed correction techniques and modification techniques

Preparatory and advanced pranayama

Yoga philosophy

Yoga anatomy and physiology

Kundalini Yoga

Pregnancy Yoga

Kids Yoga

Yoga for elderly

Limited movement yoga

Injury prevention

Principles of Ayurveda, diet and nutrition and much more!

To see the complete and detailed course curriculum, please see:  Curriculum 

Ram Jain

Meet the course director,

Ram Jain

(ERYT-500 and YACEP with 40,000 hours of teaching experience)

I am thankful for the gift of yoga in my life. I've been helping people transform their lives with the science, practice, and principles of yoga for over two decades.

Born into a family where yoga has been the way of life since five generations, my formal yoga journey began aged eight at a Vedic school in India. I was trained in the tradition of Swami Sivananda. I received a solid foundation in scriptures, including Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Yoga Sutras (to name a few).

My deep curiosity for knowledge also led me to study modern sciences like anatomy, physiology, western philosophy with pioneer teachers of new traditions.

I see yoga as a way to master the five senses, so I named the ashram 'Arhanta Yoga,' the yoga to master the five senses!

At Arhanta, we don't just teach yoga. We teach you how to reach your potential, deepen your knowledge, build your confidence, and take charge of your life.

YACEP Yoga Alliance
E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance

Worldwide accredited certification

Our 200 hour yoga teacher training course in India is accredited by Yoga Alliance, International Yoga Association, International Yoga Federation and The CRKBO (The Netherlands)

Yoga Teacher Training India Certificate
Yoga Alliance
International Yoga Association
CRKBO
International Yoga Federation

How to Apply?

Please note that our yoga certification courses in India  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 ttc@arhantayoga.org.  Once you are accepted you will need to pay a deposit of 200 Euro to confirm your reservation.

Yoga Certification Courses in India

Guarantee

Our 200-hour yoga teacher training India  is a time-tested course since 2009. 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. 

RYT 200

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

Barbara

"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

Irfan

"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."


Irfan

Nina

"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

Michiel

"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

Why Should You Follow Yoga Teacher Training 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. India is the birthplace of yoga. 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 Benefit 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 getting used to the long day schedule and you will be excited by 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 words. The sense of accomplishment, newly developed confidence in yourself will fill you with great joy and happiness.

Frequently asked questions

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?

Do I have to be very experienced in yoga to do this course?

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?

I am not very flexible, is that a problem? 

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.

I don't have very good knowledge of English, can I follow the course?

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

Is your course in India different than your course in the Netherlands?

Our yoga courses in India and the Netherlands are exactly the same, courses and taught by the same teachers, just the locations are different.

What about the accommodations facility?

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.

Can I bring my family along with me on this course? 

Sometimes it is possible to bring along someone as a guest. Please write to us to check the availability.

Can I teach after just 200 hours of training?

Yes, even though the course is only four weeks / one month, our students agree that they learn more than what they could learn in two 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

Read More Reviews


Extremely Interesting

"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!"

by Bianca, Stuttgart, Germany


So Helpful

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.

by Kim, Munich, Germany


I Learned So Much Of This Course!

“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.”

by Maria, La Bisbal D’Emponda, Spain


Amazing Teaching!

“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.”

by Karin, Swinse, Netherlands


Awesome Course!

“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.”

by Hue, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


Overall Fantastic Course!

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Arhanta Ashram. The standard of teaching has been extremely high and all the staff have been amazing, treating us all with the upmost professionalism and compassion. Whilst the course is challenging, the inspiration provided by our teachers made me feel I was capable of achieving my goal. I am so pleased to have had this opportunity and I will treasure the memories forever.”

by Gill, Liverpool, UK


Love The Classes

“I have enjoyed the past 4 weeks of Arhanta yoga teacher training very much, both mentally as physically. The content of the classes was very good. A good course offered by very good teachers. The tight schedule was required to reach to this result. I have not learned a very good foundation and I am sure this will help me grow further. This course requires 100% motivation. You have to focus only on this. I am very happy and satisfied, thanks to the teachers and volunteers.”

by Monique, Valkenswaard, Netherlands


Great Experience

“I would like to express my appreciation to all the teachers of the Arhanta yoga teacher training course for all your contribution, dedication and discipline which makes this course very professional. All the challenges we have been through this course made us stronger and more confident and ready to move on. I thank you for giving us this opportunity.”

by Mimoza, Kosovo


Such A Giving Course

“The teachers are very well educated. They give us deep insight in the yoga history, philosophy and the practise of yoga. Their quality as teachers is very high. As a student I feel carried to the process and they try to challenge you.”

by Mireille, Krommenie, Netherlands


This Was A Very Enjoyable Course

“In the beginning you don’t know what to expect. To live in a group with a lot of rules and little time for yourself. But after a few days it isn’t that difficult anymore. You go with the flow. Like everyone, so did I have my hard moments. But the group and the staff takes good care of you. This yoga teacher training course is very professional and every day you feel the progress you make, physically as well as mentally. For me an experience I will never forget. I am leaving Arhanta with more confidence, more knowledge and more focus to live more healthy. This is what you gave me here and for that I am grateful.”

by Helma, Apeldoorn, Netherlands