200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Class creates a solid foundation to your own Yoga practice and gives you permission to teach the gift of Yoga worldwide. So whether you intend to teach in the future or whether you want to deepen your own practice, our course will give you the skills and the knowledge of the ancient practice of Yoga. 

All our courses are designed to give you wholistic perspectives such as development of body and mind along with spiritual development, oneness of self and universe.

In our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course, we will focus on the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series together with the study and practice of pranayama, meditation, action and alignment as well as adjustment workshop. Our training approach is to not only make you understand and practice Yoga but also to be a competent instructor to teach others.

We’re happy to see you joining our course!

What you will learn

Hatha Yoga
  • the meaning of Hatha Yoga
  • Surya Namaskar with mantra awareness
  • Sukshma Vyama (joints and glands exercise)
  • standing series of asana
  • kneeling series of asana
  • sitting series of asana
  • lying on stomach series of asana
  • supine series of asana
  • pavan mukta asana series
  • inversion series of asana
  • asana benefits and its contra-indications
  • offering safe adjustments and assists
  • benefits, risks, and modifications for all practices
  • learning to structure and teach classes and journeys in different ways
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Primary Series
  • asanas of the primary series
  • the meaning of vinyasa
  • drishti in Ashtanga series
  • importance of ujjai and bandha in series
  • practice teaching to individuals and small groups
  • observing, giving and receiving feedback
  • teaching a full class
  • learn the art of mirroring in class
  • proper ways of voice projection in class
  • hands on adjustment
  • astanga vinyasa karma
Yoga Philosophy

This class will focus on introducing you to the basic philosophy, concepts and history of Yoga. It will cover the various traditional philosophies and viewpoints, insights from modern research and ways in which the essence of this holistic approach can be integrated into a modern lifestyle.

  • What is Darshanam
  • What is Yoga
  • Study Art of Yoga Sutras
  • The five kosha (bodies)
  • What is self-realization & liberation
  • What is consciousness
  • The four faculties of mind
  • Five stages of mind
  • The four foundational pillars of life
  • Eight limbs of Yoga of Patanjali
  • What is waking state in Yogic science
  • What is dreaming state in Yogic science
  • What is deep sleep state in Yogic science
  • What is the subtle bodies Introduction to Indian philosophy
  • Concept of panch vritti & panch klesha
  • Concept of Yoga according to Patanjali
  • Kriya Yoga – A way to overcome inborn afflictions
  • Concept of God in Yoga philosophy
  • Ashtanga Yoga – a methodology to overcome suffering
  • Yamas & Niyamas: foundation of Yogic practices
  • Introduction to Samkya philosophy
  • Kriya Yoga a methodology to overcome panch-klesha (5 causes of pain and miseries)
  • Raj Yoga and Hatha Yoga

Traditional yogic breathing techniques which will benefit your yoga practice as you learn how to lengthen your breath.

Pranayama and its effects
  • the meaning of prana and pranayama
  • different types of pranayama practices
  • the meaning of nadi
  • the meaning of ida and pingala
  • seven main practices of pranayama
  • pranayama – more than just a breathing exercise
  • how to incorporate breathing into postures and into your classes
  • how breath work assists the body

You will learn anatomy relevant to Yoga in order to strengthen the classroom explanations, cues and corrections of asanas. 

  • subtle body anatomy of the chakras, nadis and the application of chakras energy in the practice of Yoga
  • what is Yogic anatomy and physiology
  • introduction of the respiratory system and yogic breathing
  • benefits of shat kriya practices on a body
  • effects of pranayama on digestive and immune system
  • effect of asana practice on joints, spine and muscular system
  • the structure of the spine and its movement in yoga
  • types of contraction in the muscular system
  • basic studies and types of joints to avoid injury during asana classes
  • eastern and western anatomy
  • relation between asana and yogic anatomy
  • alignments and modifications according to people
  • introduction to anatomy and physiology
  • structure and function of the brain
  • cardiovascolar system
  • digestive System
  • skeletal system
  • introduction to Ayurveda & Yogic diet
  • what is Ayurveda
  • how ayurvedic science helps in Yogic life
  • how six tastes can balance the mind and body
  • the three main mind-body constitutions
  • what does health mean in Ayurveda

Meditation techniques help build concentration and focus in your daily practice.

  • the meaning of meditation
  • the difference between dharna and dhyana
  • different types of meditation
  • breath awareness meditation
  • contemplative walking meditation
  • mantra awareness meditation
  • candle and inner light meditation
  • full moon meditation
Yoga Nidra
  • the meaning of sleep
  • three states of consciousness
  • benefits of deep sleep
  • the meaning of Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra practices from Satyananda tradition
  • Yoga Nidra practices from Bihar School of Yoga and Himalayan Tradition
Teaching Methodology and Practice
Class Observation
  • observe a class given by one of our experienced yoga teachers as inspiration for the class that you will then prepare
  • learn how to observe and see bodies, energy and states of consciousness in students
Teaching Methodology
  • necessary building blocks to create your own yoga class
  • developing your presence and authentic teaching style
  • developing your voice and the use of vocabulary
  • how to motivate your students by teaching inclusively to the range of abilities of your students
  • the art and science of connecting with and uplifting your students
Peer Teaching
  • practice your teaching skills
  • get constructive feedback from both your senior teachers and your peers
  • help your students get deeper into a posture through adjustment
  • offering safe adjustments and assists
Teaching Ethics
  • studying the yoga lifestyle, ethics, attitude and presence of a yoga teacher
  • set up a sacred teaching space
  • study ethical guidelines for a student teacher relationship
Create a class & sequencing
  • classroom organization and set up
  • making your seat as a teacher
  • art of creating an optimal atmosphere for transformation
  • creating of a class plan
  • teaching progressively focusing on alignment principles
  • the basic principles of sequencing
  • the art and science of using music in classes
Yoga Teaching Practicum
  • practice teaching to individuals and with small group
  • teaching with RYT/ERYT
  • Karma yoga
  • receiving / giving feedback
  • group teaching during class hours
  • structuring different classes for different levels of students
  • teaching to self
Shat Kriya - Level 1

Yogic cleansing practices will be integrated into your daily morning routine and will work in conjunction with the asana practices. These will purify the nervous system, remove toxins from your body and allow your breath to flow freely throughout the body.

  • Introduction of Shat Kriyas according to classical Hatha Yoga
  • Practice of Jal Neti and Sutra Neti
  • Practice of Kunjal
Adjustment & Alignment Class - Level 1
  • six steps of doing asana correctly
  • foundational workshop on lateral, forward, backward and twisting asanas
  • making the mind flexible by making the body flexible
  • the use of props for protection
  • alternative style of asana for various benefits
  • various limitations and contra-indications of specific yoga practices
  • introduction to Mantra yoga
  • find your inner harmony
  • importance of OM – AUM
  • mantra for meal purification
  • mantra for obstacles
  • mantra for universal masters to bless
  • mantra for realization
  • mantra for well being

Mudras stimulate different parts of the body by sealing in the energy. Mudras are usually used in pranayama and affect the flow of prana.

  • importance of Mudra according to Hatha Yoga
  • different types of Mudra
  • practice of Gyana & Chin Mudra
  • practice of Ashwini Mudra
  • physical, mental and spiritual benefits of Mudra

Bandhas (Energy Locks) regulate the flow of energy and assist the practitioner in asana

Yogic Cooking

We organise group cooking classes, where you will learn how to make:

  • healthy Yogic Kichadi
  • Yogic herbal tea

Good to know

Our programme is suitable both for beginners who want to learn about Yoga and for practicioners who aspire to become a Yoga teacher. There are no restrictions based on age, education, religion, gender, country or previous experiences. You don’t need to be especially strong or flexible, this will come with practice.

On top of the 200 hours yoga teacher training course, you will get: accomodation, food, tea, cleansing process materials, coursebooks, one day sightseeing activity, a yoga t-shirt, a rudraksha mala and a Yoga Alliance International Registered certificate by the end of the course.

We have Yoga mats available in our schools, however we always recommend bringing your own Yoga mat for hygienic reasons. Please also consider checking the weather reports for the season and location you intend to book and bring suitable clothing. We also recommend bringing a notebook and pens for classes as well as a refillable water bottle.

Our courses will be held in english, however one doesn’t need to be an advanced english speaker. Yoga connects through spirit and emotions and all exercises will be shown in a practical way.

Sundays will be without classes and you will have some hours of free time during the day. However, we recommend to use your free time during the course for self-study and rest. If you’re interested in activities in the area, we recommend to do these before or after the Yoga Teacher Training course.

At Maharishi Yoga Peeth, we want to ensure best quality teaching for you. Therefore our classes are not bigger than 15 students for 200 hour yoga course, 10 student for 300 hour yoga course and 5 students for 500 hour course.

Usually, international travel regulations ask for a visa to travel to India, meanwhile regulations in Bali are slightly more relaxed. Please check your own authorities to make sure you get up to date information. Make sure your visa ensures enough time to complete the course.

The completion of the course will be rewarded with an internationally accepted certificate which means you can work as a Yoga teacher worldwide. Whether you directly want to start teaching or work on your own self-practice first is your own decision.

Course Schedule

Date Location Price
2 - 28 Aug 2021 Rishikesh 1.499$
2 - 28 Oct 2020 Bali 1.699$
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Yogi Sidharth was born and brought up in Eastern state of India, Odisha in 1989. Both his parents are very spiritual and raised him living a spiritual lifestyle. It was his own mother who introduced him to Yoga for the first time. After working as a graduate in telecommunications, he began practicing various forms of yoga since 2008. Soon he was clear about his wish to teach Yoga and got his Yoga Alliance Hatha teacher training certification in 2010. In 2012, he went to Mysore for his Ashtanga teacher training certification. Sidharth teaches with the moral obligation to empower students not only through movement in class but also in crafting the themes that students can live and breathe into every day life. The best way to describe his movements: slow, methodical and precise. In his teachings, complex movements are made accessible in a way that feel 100% unique and authentic to you. Precise anatomical alignments and attention to minute details are interwoven with the philosophical roots of yoga. His energy can lift you up and can make you feel at ease. Learning Yoga with Sidharth is like learning breathing art in a lively atmosphere.
Price $1,499.00
Instructor Sidharth Sankar Arukha
Duration 4 weeks
Lectures 154
Enrolled 0 students
Language English