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13 Days 100-Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

  • Abhinam Yoga School, Opp. Trek & Dine Restaurant, Dharamkot, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India


Himalayas Yoga Teacher Training Course in India

The theme of the yoga teacher training course is learning the art of teaching yoga in its totality. In ancient days, yoga was taught since childhood. All the postures were presented to children with Vinyasa flow. It was used to motivate children into practicing yoga during their stay in Gurukula, the mystery schools, so that they can just touch and go, in and out of a pose, feel playful, practice jump back-jump through, forward bend, back bend, twists, inversions, sitting poses, and rest of it without being bored. This was the beginning of their journey into yogic life.


  • Lectures on anatomy and physiology
  • Methodology and practicum sessions
  • Training and practice of meditation and yoga techniques
  • The study of yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers
  • Daily yogic and vegetarian meals
  • 12 nights' accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 11 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodation will be arranged in a single occupancy room (or sharing and non-sharing basis, depending on the number of students). The room is facilitated with hot shower, attached bathrooms, and western toilet.

Sitting in the shadows of the Dhauladhar ranges of Himalayas, the beautiful mountains frame a most breathtaking and pristine backdrop for Dharamsala whose name roughly translates as ‘spiritual dwelling’. It has played home to the Dalai Lama and many Tibetans seeking solace post-uprising in the mid-20th century. Many have made the pilgrimage to this captivating and spiritual place, so that it is not difficult to see why so many have been drawn to it. The otherworldly feeling is palpable. The sounds from the Tibetan monasteries ringing with such vibrancy so that you can feel the ebullience of energy drawing on a primordial essence from deep within.

  • 3 daily yogic vegetarian meals (Monday-Friday)
  • 12 nights' accommodation
  • Study material
  • Tuition
  • Yoga teacher training course manual

The 100-hour yoga teacher training course is part of the 200-hour yoga teacher training offered at Abhinam Yoga Center. This course is intended for students who do not have the time to complete the 200-hour course in the traditional four weeks. Instead, Abhinam Yoga Center offers you the opportunity to complete the 200-hour yoga teacher training in two sections. These two sections must be completed within the year of commencement and the certificate will be awarded to the student once all of the required hours, assignments, and examinations are successfully completed.


The objective is to provide beginners and experienced yoga students with strong technical and theoretical experience. This will enable them to perform Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga primary series with perfection and correct alignment. The course will equip the future teachers to be completely autonomous and ready to run their own yoga classes at the highest standards.

Admission requirements

All that is expected from you before coming to the teacher training is that you have a regular practice of Ashtaga Vinyasa yoga (2-3 times a week is enough) and you are familiar with the names of asanas in the primary series.

Course structure

At Abhinam Yoga Center's teacher training, students will learn a unique combination of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and Iyengar alignment principles. This approach has an ultimate goal of practicing injury free yoga.

The course syllabus follows Yoga Alliance 200hr YTTC standards, and includes learning the asanas of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series with an emphasis on how to teach in an injury free way to all age groups. This course will also have elements of therapeutic yoga as devised by MR. BKS Iyengar.

  • Training and practice (50 hours): Asana, pranayama, kriya, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques.
  • Methodology (10 hours): Principles of demonstration, assisting and correcting, observation, instruction, different teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, as well as business aspects of teaching yoga.
  • Anatomy and physiology (10 hours): Human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). This includes both theoretical knowledge of both systems and their practical application within yoga (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).
  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers (10 hours): The study of yoga philosophies as well as yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers (Patanjali yoga Sutra’s)
  • Practicum (5 hours): Practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching, hearing and giving feedback as well as assisting in other students classes.
  • Assignments (15 hours): Learning teaching techniques that are based on literature of teaching methodology, studying and writing your own reflections and understandings of these, watching videos of yoga masters, designing your own class, group discussions, and examinations on knowledge of content.

Daily schedule

  • 07:00-08:00 Meditation, pranayama, mantra, and kriya
  • 08:00:10:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series class
  • 10:00-11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00-13:00 Theory: Yoga philosophy / anatomy and physiology
  • 13:00-15:00 Lunch, assignment, and rest
  • 15:00-17:00 Workshops on teaching methodology: Alignment and adjustment
  • 17:00-19:00 Free flow led class
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner

Mobile / communication information

Wi-Fi facility is available at the school.

What to bring

Personal yoga mat, laptop or iPad, yoga clothes (shorts and T-shirts; not too loose and body lines should be clear), warm shawl or covering for early morning meditation, personal items like toiletries, medications, etc., and photocopy of your documents like passport, visa, etc.

Additional information

For more information ask your questions directly to Abhinam Yoga Center who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Sw.Yogananda Namito

Sw.Yogananda Namito (Rakesh Ranjan) started studying yoga at the age of seven under Swami Satyananda, the founder of Bihar School of Yoga and a direct disciple of Swami Shivananda. Later in his life he studied with great masters of yoga and spirituality such as B.K.S Iyengar and J.Krishnamurti.

It was Krishnamurti who inspired him to travel to Iyengar Institute Pune, India and meet Mr. Iyengar in order to learn yoga on deeper level and learn more about the effect of yoga on human body, mind, and being. With the blessings of Guruji Iyengar, he fell in love with the art of yoga and began to learn yoga postures with accuracy, alignment, and precision along with its therapeutic and medical aspect.

During his traveling years in Europe, Namito became interested in Ashtanga Vinyasa series as well as Mysore-style yoga and practiced with different European teachers of that style. He reflects deeply on therapeutic and medical aspect of yoga. It protects his students from any kind of injury during yoga practice and trains them in preventive measures. He has been learning and teaching yoga for more than twenty five years and feels as a raw beginner in this tremendous and vast field of yoga.


Shunyo has been learning and practicing yoga for many years in its various forms like Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha, and Shivananda. She studied theology at the Doshisha University in Japan. She has a strong foundation of practice in Ashtanga Vinyasa flow.

During her yoga study at Iyengar Institute Pune, India, she developed a strong feeling that yoga is for all types and age groups of people. She was fascinated by the various uses of different yoga props and became aware of their significance in teaching yoga to people with physical limitations.

Shunyo’s teaching style is a fusion of her experience of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga of Patanjali with Iyengar style and her close contact with nature and meditation. She is currently guest lead teacher at Abhinam Yoga Center.


Micha’s passion to help other people is reflected in her very being, not only as a yoga teacher but also a Reiki master which she says is just “another way of helping people”. She is currently the student coordinator and a guest lead teacher at Abhinam Yoga Center and her days are filled with helping and guiding all of the students that walk through the yoga schools doors.

Having started practicing yoga at the age of 19, she said he “fell in love” with yoga after her very first class and has now been practicing for 10 years. After completing her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Namito at Abhinam Yoga’s Goa School, Micha continued her work exchange and completed her 500-hour yoga teacher training.


Benu has spent much of his life traveling and learning from various spiritual gurus as well as taking formal education training in various areas. He has completed a diploma in yoga at the Kerala University and a diploma with the Bihar School of Yoga. Benu has also studied in Swami Satyananda’s traditional gurukul ashram, immersing himself in the study of karma yoga, mantra, the guru disciple relationship, as well as studying Indian philosophy with Swami Premananda through Yoga Vasishta.

On top of all this, Benu has also completed the Art of Living course with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore. Not only has he dedicated his life to the study of yoga and its philosophy, he is also an accomplished academic, completing his Bachelor in zoology and post-graduate in anatomy at Kerala University. Having studied with many of the leading Indian yogic schools and teachers, Benu’s vast knowledge and personal experience makes his teaching so profound and unique.

Anand Shekhar

Anand Shekhar hails from major industrial zone of Jamshedpur, India and started his spiritual journey four years back. Even though Anand started yogic practices at the age of twelve, his heart yearned to understand spirituality on deeper level, which he eventually tasted in meditation and in teachings of great masters such as Swami Vivekananda and Swami Shivananda. For the last four years, Anand has been a yoga teacher who brings his effort, energy, humor, and philosophy to every class he teaches. He has taken classes for few established organizations in India and currently, he independently takes classes for various yoga enthusiasts.

According to him, what helps him keep the class full of life is his openness to learn more about yoga through the interaction with his students. Over these years, Anand has always tried to understand the various elements of yoga such as asanas, pranayama, and concentration practices that are crucial before meditation to relax in modern life.

During his free time, Anand engages himself in reading and knowing about life and philosophy of masters, mystics, and gurus, such as Buddha, Pramhansa Yogananda, Patanjali, Laotzu, Sri Ramkrishna, and many more.

  • Airport pick up / drop off from Gaggal Airport (DHM)

Since all students are suggested to eat vegetarian food during the course, because vegetarianism is part of Abhinam Yoga Center's yoga philosophy, you will be served three yogi vegetarian meals per day. Except for Saturdays and Sundays, the institute is closed and students are free to do any kind of personal activities during this day.

Sample menu

Please note that the food menu is subject to change according to season and availability.

  • Morning breakfast: Porridge (a dish consisting of oatmeal or another meal or cereal boiled in water or milk) or muesli with yogurt
  • Lunch: Soup with bread, salad, and eggs
  • Dinner: Indian thali which consists of rice, lentils (a high-protein pulse which is dried and ten soaked and cooked prior to eating), and some cooked vegetables, or khichdi which is a yogic, ayurvedic and sattvic food, made from rice, vegetables and lentils. It is considered a light and nutritious food.
For information about the booking conditions, please send Abhinam Yoga Center an inquiry.
  • Review by Anthony from Dubai, UAE
    9 out of 10

    "I decided to attend the five day Yoga course in Dharamsala shortly after I had resigned from my job. I need to unwind and detach from all things "corporate" for a while and get in touch with myself. Abinham Yoga School provided this to me and much more! The teachers were highly knowledgeable on all things "yoga" but what really set them apart from any previous yoga experience I have ever had were the following: 1. Namito (Head of the school) is an orthopedic surgeon and as such they teach proper alignment much more so than any other school/teacher. This, of course, leads to less injury. Further, given his background, it is good to know that if you do get injured there is an orthopedic surgeon handy to help out (I slightly tweaked my back in one of the classes and Namito immediately fixed me up). 2. Between Namito, Maki and Deepika, there is always a highly qualified teacher around to assist you with every aspect of your course. They are supremely patient and always accommodating. 3. Having a conversation with Namito or any of the teachers is an eye-opening experience that puts what we consider to be important in the "corporate world" to shame. I have already put two of my friends in touch with the team at Abinham and will be attending the Goa course together with my wife the first chance I get. Fantastic team. Fantastic school. Fantastic experience."

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  • Review by Anoop C from India
    10 out of 10

    "My wife and I joined their 5 day course. It was simply amazing. We noticed so many changes in our bodies after practicing for just one week. Maki, our teacher was very supportive and patient since we were beginners.We have attended some classes elsewhere in Patnem but no one comes close to the knowledge and clarity that Abhinam School teachers possess.I would love to recommend Abhinam to any beginners. This is the right place to start."

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  • Review by a traveler from Goa, India
    10 out of 10

    "I have just completed my 500 hour 9 week intensive Course at Abhinam Yoga. I took the first part of my training (200 hour) in Dharamsala which I absolutely loved, the nature and the mountains were stunningly beautiful and I had a great life-changing experience. I have learnt so much and found Namito to be a very professional and profound Teacher. I build strong connections with my group and made a lot of new friends.Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga was new to me and it gave me an immense amount of energy. Through correct alignment and the guidance by Namito for each pose, I improved my own practice a lot. I learnt how to use props efficiently and correctly and how I can use them for my students to help them to correct alignment.I took my 300 hour training at the school in Patnem, Goa. I loved the surroundings and the beautiful weather. The yoga shala is in such a lovely place with a great view, just minutes from the beach! I loved the variety of the afternoon classes - it was a nice balance to the intense Ashtanga practice, to do Yin/Restorative and Hatha Flow classes. The course was well structured and the organisation was great and I would recommend Abhinam to anyone who would like to go on to a journey to discover yoga."

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  • Review by Sismu from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I'm just finishing my 200hrs yoga teacher training at Abhinam Yoga.It has been a great month and life enriching experience. Firstly, we learnt how to align ourselves in all postures of ashtanga vinyasa primary series. The key focus has been put on the correct alignment and practising injury free yoga, Abhinam Yoga combines well ashtanga vinyasa with the Iyengar traditions. From the second week onwards, we have become more familiar with adjusting others in the yoga sequence and with teaching yoga. Beside yoga, we learnt, practised and at the end also taught breathing techniques class as well as meditation. The topic of our midday classes have changed each week, we covered philosophy, anatomy, ayurveda and also social media marketing, which is very practical.Each of the teachers at the Abhinam Yoga has a bit different teaching style. It was very enriching to work and practice with all of them and absorb the uniqueness that each of them brings to the classes.The venue is nearby the Patnem beach in the beautiful area of south Goa. It was amazing to be able to go for swim during our lunch break :-)). The food was of a good quality, prepared in a local organic restaurant.I would recommend Abhinam Yoga for someone, who wants to become an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher, who wants to learn this yoga style in a traditional way though in a relaxed environment. Even though I'm only in the beginning of my yoga teacher journey and need to work on myself a lot, I feel prepared to teach yoga classes after this TTC."

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  • Review by Beatrice from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "I had a great experience at Abhinam Yoga Center during my 200 hrs YTT in Dharamkot last May. My initial purpose to deepen my own practice accomplished even more than I had expected.I discovered a new passion in life; calling it some sort of a reincarnation once this fantastic journey in India started. A perfect mix with all the ingredients present that made this YTT the journey of my life: yoga teaching, food and accommodation, breathtaking views, fantastic people, a very inspiring environment, Buddhist-Hinduism and heavenly peace.Namito, Maki and Riya were excellent, inspiring teachers who pushed me to explore more when it came to yoga and to deepen my commitment to it. Namitos excellent medical background as an orthopedic surgeon gave me instant confidence and helped me through great yoga foundations. Both Namito and Maki motivated me to go beyond, even within my limitations and despite my injury of my upper left arm caused by a serious skiing accident in March of 2013. Thanks to their perfect anatomical knowledge, going into asana without harm has always been possible.I would highly recommend Abhinam Yoga Center for anyone with deep love for yoga and for India, even beginners such as myself, who wish to do an in-depth study of asanas and pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy with highly qualified and dedicated teachers.Thank you to my teachers and my fellow students. Love and blessings to you all. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Sarah Chesneau
    10 out of 10

    "I have always seen myself as a student. In every aspect of life, knowledge and experience are infinite. Therefore and since an early age, my sincere desire was to find a mentor. When I discovered yoga three years ago, I unconsciously stopped seeking outside as I gradually turned my awareness within. I felt this year was the moment to take a step further and fully dive into yoga as it is: a philosophy of life, to re-unite with the omnipresent divine. As I was travelling through New Zealand with this idea growing in, I one night randomly or probably not - opened a link leading me to a review on the Abhinam Yoga Center TTC. And so the journey began... The location among the mountains of Himalaya is magnificent and seems just right. There is a very special and spiritual energy which is perfect to experience the eight limbs of yoga. Whether you just opened your eyes from a quiet night sleep, or just come out from an asana class, every moment is a new show you can be grateful for, and filling your heart with constant bliss. This is what I was here for. The spiritual and philosophical aspect. The western approach of yoga is often too limited to the physical side. Studying ancient scriptures gives you a grasp of the full picture and reminds you it is possible for every single person to experience the higher self. The philosophy teacher is an extra-ordinary person and a brilliant teacher of philosophy. He is filled with both knowledge and transcendental experience of the self. He will guide you through The Sutras and the Baghavad Gita with humour and anecdotes, and sentences that will just open your mind and remain there. You will then come to understand that at some point, you shall close your books and dive inner. The path to enlightenment is to be experienced personally and beyond words and mind. At Abhinam Yoga Center, you will be taught Asanas, pranayama, meditation and mantra chanting: Namito will help you connect deeper to yourself through all these aspects. He has an impressive curriculum and was directly trained by three of the most influential persons responsible of the spreading of yoga in the world: Krishnamurti, BKS Iyengar and Osho. This experience combined with his medical background made him an excellent teacher. He will bring your postures to perfect alignment and you will gain the full benefits of each one. Maki, through her perseverance and humility will truly inspire your practice. In the end of the training, you will master the key alignments and adjustments for the Ashtanga primary series. Whether youre thinking of immediately start teaching or opening a studio at term, you have everything in your hands to do so successfully as long as you keep going with your deep and sincere practice. For the second one, Ansh will provide you with solid tips to build up your social red in an efficient way. Reaching the end of the course, I feel like I was just born again. The whole process resulted beyond my expectations. I feel actually speechless. Though I will share two powerful moments: The first one was a meditation during which I went further than I had ever gone. I saw and felt what I thought I had understood through reading and sharing talks. Well I just had no idea! And it was only a glimpse of omnipresent grace. It unlocked something inner. I now have a different vision of everything, as if I opened my eyes for the very first time. The second one was my first teaching class. Namito is the one and only who could help me show myself as I hadnt before. He was patient, gentle, firm and compassionate enough to make me step to the other side of the mat when I felt I did not belong there. What a memory, what a feeling! I want to express my respect, gratitude, and love to Namito, Maki, Benu. Micha and Ansh, and each student who accompanied me in this unique and amazing month. They all allowed me to rediscover myself and embrace Life in a better way. Being here, doing that at this moment was a blessing."

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  • Review by Emily Synott and Kevin Robbie
    10 out of 10

    "A deeper understanding of yoga - We were lucky enough to find Namito and Abhinam Yoga just as they have started in Patnem (already established in Dharamshala), after trying 3 other places along the beach. We started with a drop in and were so impressed we changed our flight to take a 5 day course. We really focused on getting the asanas correctly aligned and moving deeper into them using props and challenging preparation! I increase my flexibility quite significantly in the week and my back, which has been experiencing problems our entire 2 month trip in India, has never felt so good! We also learnt a lot about the philosophy of yoga, learnt and practiced great powerful meditations and prayanama. Namito is a brilliant teacher and a lifelong student of Iyengar himself. The yoga space is gorgeous and critically mosquito free (we were eaten alive during other classes by the beach). Thoroughly recommend Abhinam Yoga to really get a real understanding of yoga and improve your practice."

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  • Review by Kate Curtis
    10 out of 10

    "Namitos teaching is sincere, light-hearted and very professional. I enjoyed the atmosphere of playfulness, while still creating the balance of strength and flexibility. I felt safe to go deeper in the asanas without losing my connection to the breath and myself. His calm, even-tempered nature inspired me to go further on this path of yoga. I would recommend his classes to anyone who wants to learn the base of yoga, or who wants to deepen their own practice and understanding."

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  • Review by Carina from Holland
    10 out of 10

    "I was doing my YTTC 200 in Mysore and participated in a workshop organized by Abhinam Yoga team, about yoga anatomy and importance of alignment in relation to avoid injuries during yoga practice. I can honestly say I have never been more inspired to further my knowledge of yoga.Yogananda talks and teaches from the heart with a deep knowledge and understanding of yoga and anatomy. He manages to make complex issues simple. He delivers his teaching with sincerity, consideration and humor.I was amazed how much I learnt in an hour; I cant imagine how much Id learn in a 200hr course which he is going to conduct in Dharmshala, India! I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet him and I am looking forward to learning more from him some day in the future.Thank you Yogananda and Abhinam yoga team."

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  • Review by Aditi Ghiya
    10 out of 10

    "I've had a really wonderful time here. I have learnt an immense amount about yoga and to have been present in a supportive and loving environment has been a real help in growing and learning. The school is in a very easily accessible location with an absolutely wonderful view which Ive had the good fortune to admire while being in the studio practising yoga. Its the type of place that one would ideally imagine to be learning the ancient art of yoga in. The teachers are all great and very experienced in their own ways. Being surrounded with such positive energy has helped me keep a clear and pure mind and heart. Each person here has a uniqueness about them that is inspiring in so many ways. The accommodation is close to the school (5 minute walk) and has a wonderful view. The rooms are big for a single person and all have their own private bathrooms. It has been lovely having everyone in the same building, creating a feeling of community between the students and teachers. Alignment class with Namito has been a fantastic learning experience. The attention paid to not only performing the asanas but also learning how to adjust students with and without props is a great quality to have learnt. He pays great attention to each student which is an admirable quality and something I myself would like to develop as a teacher. Maki is a beautiful teacher and has the most incredible Hatha flows. She flows like water in her asanas And her dedication is contagious! She has the most beautiful aura, ready to help with a smile on her face whenever asked. Mika, a beautiful pure energy that spreads good vibes wherever she goes. She is always there to help anyone with the course and also just to talk to. You can see in her eyes that she has so much love to give and experience to share. Ansh, who I only unfortunately got to spend a couple weeks here with is so wonderful! He taught us marketing and website design, both valuable assets to learn of, while at the same time being excellent company. These wonderful people have all inspired me in their own way and Im so grateful to have crossed paths with them. I have had an all rounded experience of Yoga at Abhinam Yoga School, starting with morning mantras and learning different forms of meditation, going into the physical aspect of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha, followed by classes in Anatomy and Philosophy. It has been both a physical and spiritual journey and Im extremely grateful to have come to know the practice of Yoga in a much deeper and pure way than I had before. Im glad I found myself here, and to have been surrounded with positive energy and Love, and I recommend Abhinam Yoga School to anyone who is reading this with all my heart."

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  • Review by Nir Sharabi
    10 out of 10

    "I have been practicing yoga for 8 years when I arrived to India for my honeymoon. I knew its not easy to find a good teacher here. When I meet Namito in Daramkot, Dharamsala and practice with his guidance I felt that its the best yoga experience I could have asked for.Both private session and drop in class taught me a lot about yoga asanas and my practice got improved and I got important insight on the asanas, self-practice and pranayama. I enjoined both the practice and the philosophy that Namito shared with me.If you are beginner or more advanced in practice yoga, you should come and practice with Namito in Abhinam Yoga Center in Dharamsala or Goa."

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  • Review by Emma Stanzl Singh from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for enabling me to join and complete the 200 h Yoga Teacher Training Course in Dharamshala, India (August- September). I really enjoyed the course, especially the classes with Maki, Ritu and my philosophy class with Namito. Thanks to the whole Abhinam Yoga team for support during the course. Enjoy your next TTC in Goa."

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  • Review by Parth S from Chandigarh, India
    10 out of 10

    " Abhinam as the name says - humble. Abhinam yoga school holds a special place in my heart and mind for the experience I had and the time I spent in the teacher training program. As they say when the "student is ready the master appears" and I was blessed to have a master like Yog Namito - the teacher or Guruji as we say in our tradition with his life dedicated in the practice of yoga and his updated and deep knowledge about the subject including body's anatomy, alignment, and balance, coordination of mind body and soul which completes the teachings of yoga gave us in depth insight and practice until we know our limitation and are able to transcend with regular practice and his support. Every teacher including senior Yog Shunyio and the director, marketing head Ansh taught us various aspects of promoting, building up awareness about yoga through the well spread medium of internet. It completely reflects in their school, the discipline, the routine and focusing on growth of every individual is definitely recommended environment to learn yoga from beginners to the advance level. I wish Abhinam yoga school prospers a lot more and grows with every batch and may their heart reaches to a larger audience and may we are all able to learn ashtanga, hatha and tantra yoga also which they ventured into. I humbly bow down and express my gratitude towards the school and the masters. Om Shanti!"

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  • Review by Myra B from Bangkok, Thailand
    10 out of 10

    " I was just looking for a place to rest and relax after dropping my job as a IT professional. Once I arrived at Abhinam Yoga the whole environment was supporting my need. It's absolutely a place to visit for enjoying the beauty of nature and having good food.Yoga is also part of the center. I found myself enjoying their highly professional Yoga classes. Their whole approach to take yoga out of religious fold and make it a non-religious, scientific subject appealed to me. I started enjoying their alignment classes and felt significant changes in my practice, body and attitude in a very short time.As I mentioned that I was in a state of where I had quit my job as IT professional and looking for a new direction in my life, which I found at Abhinam Yoga. Yoga Teaching Job was calling me. Suddenly all the signs were telling me that I shall start my new journey. I already had accommodation and food at Abhinam Yoga center which was superb. Excellent view from my room and delicious vegetarian food. I decided to sign up for Yoga TTC which meant a month longer stay. I am glad that I took that decision, because it was a life transforming experience. The very intensity of the program changed my body structure. We were working staying and growing together.I thank to all the staff and co-students for creating such a great experience.Being at Abhinam Yoga Center brought such clarity and a sense of direction in my life that everything seems easy now.I would certainly recommend this place for any one who wants an experience of deep meditation and psychosomatic healing."

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  • Review by Nakusupat from Nairobi, Kenya
    10 out of 10

    "I was referred to Abhinam Yoga School by a friend who was their TTC student. It really exceeded my expectations. I stayed in a hut on the beach. Since I came from Arambol, which was loud all the time, this beach was just what i was looking for. The place was very silent and helped me fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves. I did some yoga classes with them and the instructors were excellent. Somehow, I feel the need to come back again to deepen my yoga practice. Their beach huts were one of the best. I could stay inside during the day and it would still be cool and not burn inside like other cheap bamboo huts elsewhere. The food was vegetarian and really fresh and clean.Best of all, I was traveling on my own and felt safe and cared for at this place. The staff were very friendly and caring.If traveling alone and wanting serene beach time along with yoga - Abhinam Yoga definitely wins my heart!"

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  • Review by Goshee S from Greater London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I have just accomplished the 200 TTC at the Abhinam Yoga School. My journey here wasn't so easy. I first pre-booked a yoga school from London, in Dharmasala; but found that it was not good when I arrived in India, they didn't even have accreditation that they promised. My fellow students and I randomly came across Namito - the teacher from the Abhinam. We told him about our situation and he was so understanding, showed us his school, and invited us to finish our training at the Abhinam. He and the rest of the teachers and staff from the school were so good, all very knowledgeable and supportive. They trained me and helped me gain confidence. I am leaving happy, confident and inspired, knowing that my journey to India wasn't a waste of time. Thank you Namito!"

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  • Review by Jonathan H from Douglas, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I've been wanting to do yoga TTC. For a while - it's high time I do something that doesn't involve sitting in an office.Contrary to the only one star review, there were course materials, plenty of guidance on alignment, teaching methodology and yoga philosophy.The accommodation is simple but comfortable, the food is very nutritious and exactly what the body needs for this course (it is pretty challenging). visited their summer place near Dharamsala and there are some beautiful places to visit, especially the Dalai Lama temple (about a 20-30 minute walk away).It's a great course in a great location."

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  • Review by Chris L from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I am a beginner to yoga, having only done 10 vinyasa flow classes in NYC. I was visiting Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh and tried an ashtanga class at Abhinam Yoga Center. My instructor (a gentle and informative Japanese teacher) was extremely well-versed in the practice, but good at providing instruction for beginners and advanced students. His teaching style was very fluid and allowed for good interaction between instructor and students without being distracting. There was also another yoga teacher facilitating the class and would walk around to help students on an individual level which I found helpful. After a 2 hour class, I learned new positions, endured a great workout, and experienced a complete body and mind rejuvenation.This was undoubtedly the best yoga class I've ever attended. The yoga teachers and staff here are friendly, welcoming, and passionate about yoga. The facilities in Dharamsala are clean and in excellent condition. I would highly recommend students of all levels to try classes at Abhinam Yoga Center."

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  • Review by Anand Baba from Mumbai, India
    10 out of 10

    "I would certainly recommend Abhinam Yoga Center to anyone who want to take Yoga Teacher Training or spend some time at a peaceful beach in Goa in a loving, meditative environment.I was teaching yoga in Mumbai, India but I needed to deepen my knowledge and practice of Yoga. One of my friend suggested Abhinam Yoga Center in Goa. I met the lead teacher Namito and got very impressed by his approach of correct alignment combined with Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.I enrolled in the course and started enjoying it from beginning. The accommodation on Patnem beach hut and food was superb.My practice deepened during this one month Yoga Teacher Training at Abhinam Yoga Center and I was able to do all the asanas at the end of the course which seemed so difficult almost impossible in the beginning. This the magic of correct alignment taught by our lead teachers Namito and Maki.Apart from the asanas we also studied Anatomy, physiology, yoga philosophy, hands on adjustment and internet marketing. All the teacher are highly qualified and we had a great time in the group work.Philosophy teacher came from the Himalayan mountains of Rishikesh and brought a lots of fun and spiritual energy to our one month stay.Thanks to Abhinam Yoga Team and thanks to all the teachers and co-students. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Anna Maria Krikou from Athens, Greece
    10 out of 10

    "I arrived in Goa at twilight, right on time for the famous beautiful sunsets of the Patnem beach. I immediately calmed down and relaxed after such a long journey.I was allocated a beautiful new Swiss hut to stay for the course. It was a newly constructed hut and I could smell the fresh wood inside the room. The hut would not get warm even during the day. The meals were great. The chef (Nitin) was superb, I had a lot of requests but the guys taking care of the accommodation were so nice and intuitive, they worked hard to make me feel comfortable and happy.I have been practicing yoga for many years, I came to Abhinam yoga school to do teacher training course to enrich my practice and take it to the next stage with the intermediate series. However, when I arrived in the first class with Namito, I understood that I still have some work to do in the primary series. Now that I know how to properly align myself in the asanas, it was such a difference to hold my body in the correct way, allowing the smooth flow of blood and energy going through and healing my being.I have a lot of respect and gratitude for Namito ji for giving me this amazing teachings who helped me go deeper in my practice and brought peace and joy to my life."

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  • Review by Jiayu W from Lanzhou, China
    10 out of 10

    "A month of learning is drawing to a close. It led me to learn many new knowledge, yoga sutra let me had a clear understanding of yoga sutras, very good yoga philosophy teacher. The obscure philosophical views, with the classic story, easy to understand, let me deep love philosophy. Asana let me learn a lot skills. How to get to from a good yoga class, use it to guide and help students through language tools, I learned here. I hope my experience can help to choose teacher training of teachers, This is a good choice!I love the school, If you have time I also want to attend the 300 hours of training, learning more knowledge, Thank you all the teachers. Wish all the best to the school!"

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  • Review by Zimmer M
    10 out of 10

    "Abhinam was a wonderful experience for me and my partner, we both graduated a 200hr TTC which was amazing.Full of right knowledge, and motivation drive from the teachers of the school gave us a supporting environment for growth. hatha yoga is focused on right alignment and concentration, long story short: we came for one month and stayed for three :)"

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  • Review by Hanif from Brighton, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "We were lucky enough to find Namito and Maki @ Abinham yoga We started with a drop in classes in the mornings and were so impressed that we started coming in the afternoons .We had previously done 200 TT course in Petnum at another shala. The classes are really focused on getting the asanas correctly aligned and moving deeper into them using props. I increased my flexibility considerably. We also learnt a lot about the philosophy of yoga in conjunction with pranayama kriyas asanas all used as one intertwining tool for our finale meditation . Namito is a brilliant teacher a student of Iyengar & Pattabhi Jois and his knowledge of human anatomy as a surgeon is second to none. The yoga space is beautiful open spacious with a light breeze. In my 4 years of doing yoga never have gained so much in so little time.Thank you Namito forever grateful see you next year 200 TT."

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  • Review by Kate Curtis
    10 out of 10

    "Namitos teaching is sincere, light-hearted and very professional. I enjoyed the atmosphere of playfulness, while still creating the balance of strength and flexibility. I felt safe to go deeper in the asanas without losing my connection to the breath and myself. His calm, equanimous nature inspired me to go further on this path of yoga. I would recommend his classes to anyone who wants to learn the base of yoga, or who wants to deepen their own practice and understanding."

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  • Review by Nir Sharabi
    10 out of 10

    "I have been practicing yoga for 8 years when I arrived to India for my honeymoon. I knew its not easy to find a good teacher here. When I meet Namito in Daramkot, Dharamsala and practice with his guidance I felt that its the best yoga experience I could have asked for. Both private session and drop in class taught me a lot about yoga asanas and my practice got improved and I got important insight on the asanas, self practice, and pranayama. I enjoined both the practice and the philosophy that Namito shared with me. If you are beginner or more advanced in practice yoga, you should come and practice with Namito in Abhinam Yoga school in Dharamsala or Goa."

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  • Review by Lindsay Rodgers from Scotland
    10 out of 10

    "During my stay in Mysore, in July 2013, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to have a short workshop with Yoganada. He taught us the importance of alignment. He also pointed out how to use my body so I could continue with my practice for the rest of my life! From the first to the last minute of the workshop I felt inspired. Rakesh teaches in such a calm and clear manner. He has an incredible knowledge about yoga I want to learn more from him. Everyone who practices yoga would benefit from the opportunity to learn from him. I am so grateful I was in the right place at the right time. I am hopeful that I will have the opportunity to learn from him again in the future."

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Patnem Beach, South Goa, India

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