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28 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training on Sustainable Farm in Pilibhit

Akshara Yoga School, Chaudhary Farms, Neoria, Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh 262305, 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.

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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 advanced yoga techniques in a traditional and modern scientific approach
  • Daily organic vegetarian meals
  • 27 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

24 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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 philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics (30 hours)
  • Practicum (15 hours)


The 200-hour Hatha Yoga teacher training course provides a strong foundation in classical Hatha Yoga by training in six major areas. These powerful practices of Hatha transform one into a fountain of health and vigor; fight aging and exhaustion; and gives mental clarity and charm.

1. Yogic Sukshma Vyayama: it is a set of 48 subtle exercises based on a sophisticated knowledge of human system. Completely indigenous exercises, these require little physical effort, yet have a very beneficial effect on the system.

2. Yogic Sthula Vyayama: it is a set of 5 powerful physical exercises. This ancient yogic fitness regime revitalizes the entire physical body and tremendously improves physical fitness.

3. Classical Surya Namaskara: Surya Namaskara is a vital 12 step yogic practice of great antiquity. A practice of solar vitalization Surya Namaskara is a holistic practice of complete integration of personality.

4. Asana: a potent aspect of Hatha Yoga, learn 50 asanas as a tool for developing stability, awareness and radiant health. The profound mechanism of asana helps us to conquer the pair of opposites to experience inner equilibrium.

5. Kriya: learn 4 kriyas for internal purification. They detoxify the body; build deep internal awareness, and lead to voluntary control over involuntary reflexes.

6. Pranayama: Pranayama is a deep reflective practice which expands the life force, balances the flow of prana in the entire body and prepare for higher practices.

Other Aspects Include:

7. Meditation for overwhelming stillness and effortlessness leading to unparalleled bliss.

8. Advance yoga techniques for the release of stress and tensions from the body-mind system.

9. Essentials of anatomy and physiology.

10. Yoga philosophy for the broad and clear understanding of Yoga.

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

Varvara Marinatou

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
  • Field trips
  • Sprawling 70-acre farm for leisure pursuit
  • Transfers from New Delhi

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Other travel expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer included: Indira Gandhi International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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