28 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training on Sustainable Farm in Pilibhit, India

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training India

Gain true, reliable, and relevant yoga knowledge in the spiritual land of India! The Hatha yoga teacher training course offers yoga as a holistic science of living, dealing with the complete phenomena of human personality for one's total well-being. Enjoy fresh vegetarian organic meals everyday. Go on field trips to various reserve forests, national parks, and into the Himalayas. Stay in a peaceful sustainable agricultural farm. Take home India's rich spiritual heritage through this course.

Meet the instructors

Saurabh & Varvara
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Comprehensive yoga teacher training curriculum
  • Field trips to reserve forests, national parks, and the Himalayas
  • Learn advance yoga techniques in a traditional and modern scientific approach
  • Internationally recognized Yoga Alliance certified course
  • Daily organic vegetarian meals
  • 27 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

24 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
Airport transfer included: Indira Gandhi International Airport
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  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Tour assistance


The purpose of all yoga is to be in tune. When you are in yoga, you achieve absolute harmony between body, mind, and existence. The 200-hour Haṭha yoga teacher training program provides a solid foundation in yoga by fine-tuning oneself towards the state of harmony to bring out the best in you.

Course breakup

  • Techniques, training, and practice (100 hours)
  • Teaching methodology (25 hours)
  • Anatomy and physiology (20 hours)
  • Yoga philosopy, lifestyle, and ethics (30 hours)
  • Practicum (15 hours)


  • Training in asana techniques for offsetting the pair of opposites, making each posture an experience of firmness and pleasantness. Learn to teach more than 50 asana as a tool for developing stability in body and mind.
  • Praṇayama for extending the life force and opening of the higher states of consciousness. This also includes bandhas for channelizing energy into specific paths.
  • Kriya for detoxification, deep internal awareness, and voluntary control over involuntary reflexes.
  • Meditation for generating the creative potential, the dynamism of consciousness, through the experience of silence within.
  • Learn advance yoga techniques for witnessing the deeper layers of mind and thereby effective release of stress and tensions from the body-mind system.
  • Teaching methodology and asana adjustments.
  • Essentials of anatomy and physiology to understand to mechanism of yoga practices at the level of mind and body.
  • Explore the holistic concept of human personality from yoga perspective.
  • Develop a balanced and harmonious personality by working on different facets of personality through the exploration of four streams of yoga.
  • Study of traditional yoga texts of Haṭha yoga pradipika, bhagavadagita, and patañjali yogasutra.
  • Experience the best of the east through the apprehension of the transcendence, the atman, or the ultimate subject, which is the source of all values at the level of objectivity.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:30 Yoga practice (asana, pranayama, and dhyana)
  • 08:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 08:45 - 09:15 Karma yoga
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Lecture and jñana yoga
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Lecture, asana adjustment, and teaching methodology
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Advance yoga practice (CM, PET, and MSRT)
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Lecture
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Lecture and self study
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Evening snacks
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Leisure
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Bhajan and Bhakti yoga
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Self study
  • 20:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 21:45 - 06:00 Lights-out

Included excursions

This course includes outings to the following destinations during the weekends for all students:

Chuka Beach

Chuka beach is situated between Sharda Sagar Dam Sharda canal. The reservoir is about two and a half kilometers in width and around 17 kilometers in length. Situated at the bank of Sharda canal, the Chuka spot extends to a length of 10 kilometers meandering with thick forest. This is a beautiful location with all the natural beauties of forest under Mahof Forest Range.

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is located in Pilibhit district of Uttar Pradesh state in India. It lies along the India-Nepal border in the foothills of the Himalayas and the plains of the ‘terai’ in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of India’s 41 Project Tiger reserves. Pilibhit is one of the few well forested districts in Uttar Pradesh. The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is one of the finest examples of the exceedingly diverse and productive terai eco-systems. It is home to a habitat for over 127 animals, 556 bird species, and 2,100 flowering plants.


Saurabh Chaudhary
Ministry of AYUSH (QCI Level - 2 Yoga Teacher)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
Saurabh is the founder and lead yoga teacher at Akṣara Yoga School. He has received his yoga education and training from the leading institutes of yoga in India. He is a master of Science (Yoga) degree holder from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SYVASA) University, Bengaluru. He is also a diploma holder in Yoga Studies from Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi.
Varvara Marinatou
Varvara hails from Greece and started her yoga journey as self practice to experience the benefits of Yoga at a time when Yoga was not so much popular in Greece. The unique self transformation that Yoga gifted her, led her to undertake the first Yoga teacher training course in Greece. Her passion and yearning for yoga and spirituality made her to visit India where she further got trained in Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga styles. She is now E-RTY 200 certified yoga teacher from Yoga Alliance, USA. She is also a certified Yoga teacher form International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA).

Retreat location

The Yoga teacher training course is conducted on a sustainable farm. The agriculture farm with its clean & peaceful environment is in perfect sync with the ideals of Yoga. You will be the part of a traditional teaching method known as “Gurukul”, where students live with their Guru or teacher until they finish their study. The Gurukul system is the best way to learn where both the teacher and students form a cohesive unit of mutual trust, learning, and illumination. Akshara Yoga School is wholly dedicated to impart and develop necessary Yoga skills and knowledge for you to become the best possible Yoga teacher.

Unique features


  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Trail running


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Akshara Yoga School is a unique place where healthy and pure vegetarian organic food is served daily to all yoga school residents. A light and balanced vegetarian diet is considered conducive for yoga practice according to Haṭha yoga. Cereals and vegetables are grown organically in the school's own farm and served fresh. The school has many orchards for seasonal supplies of fruits as well.

Milk and milk products form an important part of Indian diet since ancient times. Cow’s milk is considered as an elixir in India and has been equated with the mothers’ milk. Haṭha yoga has considered milk and ghee as conducive for yoga practice. At Akshara Yoga School, fresh and pure milk procured from the school's own dairy farm will be provided. All cows are fed on a highly nutritious forage and silage, grown and prepared at the farm to get high quality nutritious milk.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Dive deep into the Indian philosophy using the school's mini library and bring out the timeless wisdom of India for personal enrichment. Learning yoga in the country side of India can be a unique experience of your life. Apart from gaining yoga experience you can also gain the live action of farm life as it unfolds everyday in the country side. During your free time, you can explore the nuances of farming such as organic kitchen gardening and calf feeding which can add to your overall experience. You may also try just strolling around the farm or taking hobby classes for cooking and painting.

What's included

  • 3 vegetarian meals daily with refreshments
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Access to all school facilities
  • Advance yoga practices apart from daily Hatha yoga practices
  • Ample free time for self-study and reflection
  • Competency in dealing with modern day hazards like stress through yoga
  • Competency in teaching more than 50 asana, major pranayama, kriya, and other advance yoga techniques
  • Comprehensive yoga curriculum with exposure to all four streams of yoga
  • Eligibility to teach yoga worldwide upon completion of Yoga Alliance certified course
  • Field trips
  • Sprawling 70-acre farm for leisure pursuit
  • Transfers from New Delhi

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Other travel expenses

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 5 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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