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Yoga Teachers Training in India and abroad

Attention Please

Yoga is a ocean of Knowledge, one cannot reach from one end to other end very easily, even for great masters also. THINK BEFORE INK and find collection of knowledge without trapping to attractions or sort of entertainments while choosing a place to learn yoga in depth – “ ALL GLITTERS THAT NOT GOLD” . Aim at absolute bliss and attract towards Purna Yoga . Purna Yoga or Integral Yoga focuses on the whole being in order to bring about total transformation. So that, a unbroken yoga can teach everything -spirituality, humanity and simplicity. Trainee needs a person who takes in to the depth of this Ocean of Yoga knowledge. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER AND INFORMATION IS STRENGTH to ultimate truth. Practicing some Asana or Pranayama is not important. Impact, insufficient knowledge and training makes you to go to another school again. Your journey may not end and you may take longer time to settle down with enough yoga knowledge to EXPERIENCE as well as to EXPLODE( sharing with others). Hence ,You need to know teaching Technology, Methodology , psychology of the learner and the Teaching learning Process with plenty of yoga knowledge in right time as early as possible . So, Conducting yoga TTC is not a difficult work but giving sufficient Knowledge and training in all the directions is very hard. Yogadarshanam is working in this way and conducting TTC to meet needs of the students and has gotten very good success( READ STUDENTS TESTIMONIALS)

Why AYD YTTC Special?

Yogadarshanam has qualified faculty with Director Santhosh Kumar ( has lot of qualification in Teaching prestigious Government institution and Universities . Knows the Teaching methodology of Indian Education, yoga, etc), Graduated in Education, Yoga, Nutrition and Health Education, Studied many yoga systems of the Great Masters like Iyengar, shivanada, etc, has plenty of teaching experience in government and private sector and overseas with TTC and retreats, workshops, etc. And another Teacher is Mrs. Sujatha (M.A and experienced Yoga instructor) with other staff.


Special YTTC schedule for students: Those who are unable to commit with our regular time table of yoga teacher training or wish to take Private YTTC Those who are unable to stay longer time in Mysore but wish to take TTC ( Intensive YTTC –Experience is mandatory ) Those who wish to take Ashtanga Vinyasa YTTC (has separate Sessions to learn Vinyasa along with our regular TTC sessions –cost is different)

Brief Summary of YD RYS YTTC.

  • Affordable  because of our Karma Yoga special TTC fee [for fee-email to yogadarshanam@gmail.com]and not includes food and accommodation
  • Accommodation at reasonable cost for TTC Students by Assistants for early registration( near to Yoga school, Café, Restaurants and Market)
  • Regular YTTC is Full of 4 weeks training with suitable schedule covers all the following things (enough leisure time during week days and full Rest on Saturday afternoon and Sunday )
  • Study of RYS YTTC- to meet Yoga Alliance Education Standard
  • Yoga Therapy Training
  • Pre-natal Yoga Training
  • Different school of Meditations,  study of concepts like Mind, soul, sense organs, Gunas (characteristics), etc  and Relaxation techniques like IRT, QRT, DRT, Yoga Nidra, etc.
  • A complete yoga Mudra chapter.
  • A complete Shat-Kriya sessions(Detoxifications)
  • Maximum number of  Asanas and Pranayamas to cover different area of the body
  • Different school of Sun Salutation and Moon Salutation, etc.
  • Enough feed back to teach confidently and skillfully(Practical knowledge)
  • Enough Yoga philosophy, Anatomy from experts.
  • Enough classes on special courses – Partner Yoga, Nadanusanadana, Vinyasa  and Sun Salutations flow, etc
  • Our TTC is not only Teach but also for self unfoldment under one banner without extra Money and time
  • Friendly freedom to expand range of learning yoga and to make your trip happy and pleasure.
  • Trained and experienced staff to enhance deep understanding of yoga
  • Individualized and personalized to retain more and to attain higher level with limited students.
  • Certified teachers can teach Yoga confidently and competently to the different level of students  along with interesting yoga concepts.
  • Yoga Teachers can also do self study of different school of practice with expert guidance-multi style to understand yoga completely.
  • Our RYS TTC is based on Mysore Style-Ashtanga and Iyengar Style.
  • Ashtanga Yoga(Raja Yoga) purifies mental body and rational body.
    Hatha Yoga purifies physical body and pranic body.
    Ashtanga Yoga cannot be practiced without Hatha Yoga Support and vice versa to get sidhis( yogic benefits and powers) as yoga text says.
    [Reference- Ashtanga- yoga sutra of Pathanjali, light on yoga by B.K.S.Iyengar, Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swathmarama , etc]
  • We focus on different classical Hatha Yoga concepts also .
  • So Our TTC covers some of the important yoga concepts of great masters of India with their techniques and approach to enrich our Teacher’s knowledge and to become standard Teacher
  • A suitable student centered teaching method to learn in and out of every yoga concept (like general mistake, limitations, Sanskrit and English meaning, benefits(PTS),
    corrections, applications, implementation, etc)
  • A suitable evaluation method for successful Training.
  • A valuable certificate from Yogadarshanam recognized by Yoga Alliance U.S.A.
  • Encouraging co-curriculum activities like optional Yoga trip, Arts, Cultural activities, etc for enough personality development. And many more  special.

Aims of The Yoga Teachers Training Course:

  • To bring future Yoga Teachers and to spread yoga at their own premises by upholding Indian Traditions
  • To improve your personal practice and for Yoga Sadana in your own spirit and speed
  • To gain Indian yoga Knowledge and adapt its valuable things in your life


One who has strong interest in yoga field and has yoga experience

If anybody has regular and consistency in the regular yoga practice is very good but not compulsory for this course. Hard work and strong dedication is very much appreciable. Students can also take a few Foundation Asana sessions  before commencing TTC in order to be ready and  fit for the Course.

Time Table

Timings -(Monday-Friday)                                               Subjects.
5:30 am – 7:00 am7.00am-7.15am TTC Foundation – Asanas, Pranayamas (Each day different to learn all Pranayam practically)
7:30 am – 8:30 am Observation of  teaching  conducted by main Yoga Teacher(Asanas, Pranayama, Meditations, Relaxations and Other Yoga Teaching Techniques)andAssisting (from 3rd Week onwards)
8:30 am – 10:00 am -Breakfast-
10:00 am – 11:00 am Yoga Therapy Sessions, Breathing corrections, applications of pranayama, etc.
11:00 pm – 12:00 pm 1st Week – Basic Set of Asanas ( The Origin of all the Asanas),Hatha Yoga poses( Sivananda’s 12 poses)
2nd Week – Pre-natal Yoga
3rd Week – Partner Yoga or  Acro Yoga
4th Week – Yoga Mudras ( Hand, Mind, Body, Lock, Perennial)
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Physiology and methodology of all yoga concepts( Asanas, Pranayama, Chakras, Bandas,  Nadis, etc.)
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm Q & A – Students can ask any doubts.
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Lunch break.
3.30Pm-4.00Pm Teaching Practice, Group Discussion, Self Practice-Swadhyaya
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Advance Yoga- Back Bending, Hip Opening, Balance-Hand, Head, Leg, Short Vinyasa Flow, different school of sun salutations, moon salutations, etc.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Yoga Theory, Philosophy, Yoga Sutras,  and other yoga concepts
6:00 pm – 7.15 pm Yoga Prayers, Mantra, Chanting (Shivananda), Nadanusandana, Meditations (20 minutes everyday), (different Schools)

Week Ends (Saturday)/After Noon Holiday
6:00 am onwards – Yogic Kriya or Detox  – 1st Week- Part-I
– 2nd Week  – Part-II
– 3rd week  – Part-III
Remaining Philosophy, etc.
10:30 am – On going Teaching Learning Practice with Main teacher, lesson plan writing, Teaching in G.M Method, 8 steps Method, Teaching practical, feedback from experts.

Sunday Holiday


  • Introduction of Anatomy will be taken on Convenient time according to experts convenience..
  • Optional yoga trip and activities will be arranged on suitable 4th weekend on demand.
  • Students can do karma / seva yoga according to once own interest.
  • The Time table is structured to Cover most of the required things to become a successful yoga teacher rather than just practicing a few Asanas , by hearting some philosophical things, etc
  • Our TTC Study is Integrated from experts(Poorn Yoga), learning one subject leads to learn another subject very easily. Hence, no study worries and difficulties.
  • Remember TTC is to learn and acquire all the Knowledge to get in to the Sadana(Achieve) in the future and to teach others successfully,
  • All Contents which are listed in the Brief Summary of the YTTC will be taken in suitable time along with above Time Table.
  • Teacher has all the rights to adjust TTC time Table  for teaching convenience if necessary
  • Students can  discuss or Revision can be taken on free time with prior appointment if any subject is unable to understand

YTTC- Curriculum

  1. Yoga Technical Classes Analysis of asanas, pranayama, kriyas, bhandhas, mudras with its name, background, techniques, limitations, common mistakes, application, benefits, modifications, variations, contra indications ,curative values for therapy, way of demonstration, observation, style, corrections, yoga sequence formation, etc.
  2. Yoga Training Classes Includes practice of all yoga techniques – Asanas, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha,  Kriya, different school of Sun Salutations and Moon Salutations, Yoga Therapy sessions, pre-natal yoga, Partner yoga,  advance yoga courses, etc.
  3. Yoga Anatomy and Physiology Classes Study of human body(cells and tissues, skin, bones, joints, muscles, respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, excretory system etc) both from medical and yoga point of view.
  4. Yoga Philosophy and Ethics Classes It includes study of (Ashtanga Yoga-8limbs)yoga scriptures(yoga sutra), different streams of yoga (Mainly chuturyoga-4fold yoga)Mantra, Yoga Prayers, Auto-biography of yogi,  Guidelines and principles to practice  yoga, yoga in education (physical Education, and value education) Panchakosha , Panchaprana, chakras , Nadis, ethics for yoga teacher, classroom environment,  Teaching methodology, Teaching –learning process, psychology of the learner, Yoga lesson plan, Demonstration method,  etc.
  5. Yoga Practical Classes Students should do  enough teaching practice  and observation of live teaching class. At the end of the course students should do assisting work with main teacher and also teaching practice with expert feed back. And also capable to show required asanas and pranayama , etc properly.
  6. Seva yoga /Karma yoga Classes The students can help to run the yoga school which includes office work, organizing different programmes, etc to get administrative knowledge. Seva is serving others and helping others with compassion, serving not for personal gratification but to up lift others. It is an offering with best thoughts, sympathy and compassion without others force(optional)
  7. Yoga Meditation and Relaxation Classes Includes study of different school of meditation .Students can apply any one of the meditation which is suitable for them. During training students should study meditation techniques and can apply suitable meditation technique to their students. Different kinds of relaxation techniques are included which are discovered from different yoga research centers. Shavasana, Instant relaxation technique ( IRT),Quick Relaxation technique (QRT), Deep Relaxation technique (DRT), Bhavana (Auto Suggestion), Yoga nidra, belly breathing(abdomen) etc.
  8. Self Practice Classes Includes study of different school of meditation, study of different yoga systems , Biography of great Indian yoga Masters , different yoga books, sharing knowledge , discussion , case study etc.
  9.  Yoga Activities Classes Optional yoga trip and practicing yoga in out door –holy places, Beach, Forest, Mountain, etc.  Krida yoga(yoga games) , talent expression, cultural programmes like bhajanas , chanting , drama , role  play, drawing  of yoga postures and other yoga concepts, etc


  • Kapal Bhati(Frontal Brain cleancing and Lungs)
  • Trataka-eye cleansing
  • Jala nethi(nasal clancing with water)
  • Sutra nethi(nasal cleancing with rubber cathetor))
  • Vamana dhauthi(upper alimentary track)
  • Agnisar (Churning)- Preparation
  • Nauli – Right – Middle – Left and Nauli Chalana-Preparation
  • Shankaprakshalana(alimentary canal cleancing-mouth to anus) – Lagoo(Half)

II.Yoga Therapy Training

  • Basic elements of yoga therapy.
  • Panchkosha, Panchaprana, Tridosa theory.
  • Yogic concept of illness.
  • Yogic Management of Diseases- Concept, Plan, Application, etc
  • Study of yoga therapy for Many important diseases in detail with materials along with following practices

A.Study of Yoga Therapy Exercises

  • For Head
  • For Eyes
  • For Nose
  • For Ears
  • For Mouth Cavity-Teeth
  • For Neck
  • For Shoulders
  • For Arms
  • For Chest
  • For Stomach-Abdomen Muscles
  • For Waist
  • For Ankle and Toes
  • For Knees
  • For Spinal Chord -Back

B. Study of Yogic Breathing Exercises

  • Ankle Stretch Breathing
  • Hands in and out breathing
  • Hands stretch breathing(at 90,135,180degree)
  • Tiger breathing-A & B,
  • Dog breathing(abdomen),
  • Rabbit breathing(thorax),
  • Shashankasana breathing
  • Cobra breathing, Locust breathing
  • Shalabhasana Breathing
  • Straight leg rise breathing

C. Yogic Movements- Study of warm up Exercises

  • Jogging – Front, back, sides, leg swinging
  • Posterior and anterior stretching
  • Sides Stretching
  • Spinal twist
  • Parivritta trikonasana stretching
  • Hamstring Stretch Exercises
  • Quadriceps Exercises
  • Waist Loosening Exercises
  • Shoulder Loosening Exercises
  • Hip opener- Exercises

III. Study of Yogic Resting Poses

  • Sithali tadsana
  • Mukha dhauti
  • Shashankasana
  • Sithalidandasana
  • Makarasana
  • Child pose(balasana)
  • Nispandasana
  • Shavasana

IV. Meditations(Different School of Meditaion


B.Chakras meditation(psychic centers) –

Students Should Practice 1 & 2 regularly during YTTC

Note : The following Meditation Techniques are only for theoretical study during 200hrs YTTC and can be taken for self study(swadhyaya)during Training.

  • Japa meditation
  • Silent meditation
  • Cyclic Meditation
  • So-hum Meditation with breathing(breathing of the soul)

V. Relaxation-Practice

  • Shavasana
  • Yoga nidra-Yogic sleep

The following Asanas will be taught in detail with limitations, Benefits, Techniques, etc. along with 23 basic set of Asanas (Shivananda and Svyasa )from which all Asanas are generated originally

Category Name of the Asanas
Surya Namaskar Stithi(Tadasana),Namaskarasana,UrdhavaHasthasana,Pada Hasthasana,Ekapadaprasaranasana, Devepada prasaranasana(or Dandasana),Sastanganamaskarasana,Bhujangasana,BudarasanaEkapada prasaranasana, Pada Hastasana,UrdhvaHastasana,Tadasana
Leg balancing pose)(Tadasana) Parvatasana ,Vrikshasana+ Vriksha Kriya,Utkatasana(1,2,3,) ,GarudasanaUtitha Hasta Padangustasana(3 types),Natarajasana,ParshvaKatiChakrasanaArdhaKatiChakrasana(I & II & III)
Triangle pose (Trikonasana) Uthita – hastapadasana,Parshva – hastapadasana,Trikonasana -I & II,Parshvakonasana,Parshottanasana,Parivritaparshvakonasana,Veerabhadrasana –A,Veerabhadrasana –B,Veerabhadrasana –C,ArdhaChandrasanaPrasarita padottanasana -I, II,III,IV, Parighasana A & B
Head Balance (SirshaSana) Uttanasana,Padangustasana,Padahastasana A & B,Adhomukha Svanasana A & B,Samatholanasana A,B,C,Vasistasana A & B & C,Chaturanga dandasana,Ordhva Mukha Shvanasana,Anjaneyasana,Adhomukha Veerasana,Vajrasana ,Sirshasana
Front Bending (pascimottanasana) Dandasana,Ordhvahasta – dandasana,Paschimottanasana,Poorothanasana A, Janu –Sirshasana,Ardha padma paschimothanasana,Ardha baddha padma paschimothanasana,Parivritta Janu -SirshasanaTrianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana ,Krounchasana,Marichyasana A & B,Upavistakonasana,OrdhvaUpavitakonasana,Kormasana,Baddakonasana
Backbending (Sitting) Supta Vajrasana,Ustrasana ,Veerasana ,Supta veerasana A & B &CParyankasana,Shashankasana
Prone pose (Back bending) Bhujangasana A & B & C,Shalabasana A,B,C,D,Bekasana (Ekapada & Dwipada),Dhanurasana,Parshva Dhanurasana,Anantasana,Makarasana
Supine pose (Back bending) Chakrasana,Setubandasana A & B,Supta padangustasana I & IINaavasana(Ardha & poorna),Suptakonasana,OrdhvaMukha Paschimottanasana
Twisting pose Vakrasana ,Marichyasana -C,D,Baradvajasana – A & BArdha – Mastyendrasana
Hand Balancing pose (Gomukasana) Utita dandasana,Gomukhasana ,Padmasana ,Baddha PadmasanaYoga Mudra,Padma namanasana,Supta Padmasana,GorakshasanaTolasana A & B,Mayurasana,Hamsasana
ShoulderStand pose (Sarvangasana)-Finishing Poses Sarvangasana + variations,Halasana,Karnapidasana,Niralamba Sarvangasana(No support),Ordhva Padmasana,Matsyasana(Ardha & Poorna),Uttana padasana I & II
Rest  Shavasana

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