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29 Days Gokarna 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

Exclusive Yoga Teacher Training in India

With an intention of spreading the ancient practices of yoga to every corner in a world, Akshi Yogashala has been striving to allure aspiring yoga teachers worldwide through its interactive and incredible yoga teacher training programs. The yogashala is expanding its overtures of spreading yoga through its 200-hour yoga teacher training program in Gokarna in an effort to reach new destinations and convey the importance of yoga to more and more people.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily Ashtanga and Hatha practice
  • Deep knowledge on physiology and anatomy
  • Suggestions of nutritious food and Ayurvedic therapies
  • Understanding of the identification techniques of human body types
  • Guided meditation and pranayama
  • 28 nights' accommodation
  • 3 daily vegan meals

Yoga styles

25 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Akshi Yogashala provides comfortable, clean and spacious rooms for single or shared accommodation. The rooms have double beds, cupboards, chairs, table and some necessary furniture. Rooms have modern amenities including an attached washroom with 24-hour supply of cold and warm water. The mind blowing view of beaches and greenery outside the windows increases the delight of the yoga and meditation course experience.

Akshi Yogashala India Yoga Teacher Training Program

Akshi Yogashala’s 200-hour yoga teacher training is a very well thought and discerning effort to branch out South India. The presence of sincere and dedicated Indian tutors has transformed the outlook of this program into the most authentic, disciplined yet amusing and fun-loving course. The traditional and modern day practices are merged to form a well-sketched program that includes daily yoga, Ashtanga and Hatha yoga classes and lessons on anatomy. The program is deliberately outlined keeping the Yoga Alliance criteria in mind which are established by the United States. The blissful atmosphere of cool beaches, fresh air and clear sunlight renders a feeling of purity of soul and makes the teacher training experience a blissful experience. This distinct venue and a sense of reverence in the air make Gokarna the most suitable place for the training participants to concentrate on the course’s programs without distraction.



  • Ashatanga Vinyasa series 1
  • Core principles of Hatha yoga practice
  • Meditative pose
  • Structuring and sequencing the postures
  • Forward bending pose
  • Full health assessment on asana
  • Backward Bending pose
  • Traditional sun salutation series
  • Twisting pose
  • Sun salutation with root mantra series
  • Relaxation pose
  • Sequences / steps of doing asana confidently
  • Inverted pose
  • Moon salutation series
  • Kneeling pose
  • Joints and glands exercise
  • Standing pose
  • Balancing pose

Relaxation techniques

  • Point to point full body relaxation technique
  • Yoga Nidra for insomnia
  • Emotional body relaxation
  • Minor and major chakra relaxation
  • Deep causal body relaxation

Science of breath (pranayama)

  • Four qualities of yogic breathing
  • What is pranic healing?
  • Importance of diaphragmatic breathing
  • Kapalbati
  • Stress and stress less related breathing techniques
  • Bhastrika
  • Psychological effect of yogic breathing
  • Brahmari
  • What is pranayama?
  • Ujjai
  • What are the five sub prana in yogic science?
  • Shetali and shetkari
  • What is ida, pingala and sushumna?
  • Nadi shodhanam
  • What is nadi?
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing for emotional purification

Mudras and bandhas

  • Yogic gesture for stress related problems
  • Internal mudra
  • Healing gestures for physical blockages
  • Bandha for energy leakage
  • Pranic gestures for awakening energy
  • Importance of root lock
  • Eye mudra
  • Types of locks in yogic science
  • Finger mudra

Yoga philosophy

  • History and origin of yoga
  • Why we have disturbed mind, distracted mind, and stupefied mind in yogic science?
  • What is yoga?
  • What is celibacy and sex in yogic science?
  • What is Hatha yoga?
  • Why we suffer?
  • What is Ashtanga yoga?( eight limbs of yoga)
  • Why do people get diseases according to yogic science?
  • What is Raja yoga?
  • How to bend body to bend mind?
  • What is ignorance?
  • Three states of consciousness in yogic science
  • What is mind?
  • Four foundational pillars of life
  • Four faculties of mind field in yogic science
  • What is practice in yogic science?
  • Five layers of body in yogic science
  • What is Ekagrah?
  • What is knowledge and wisdom in yoga?
  • What is Kundalini?
  • What is Karma?
  • What is chakra?
  • What is sleep in yoga?
  • What is nadi?
  • Introduction to Ayurvedic science
  • What is Nirodhah in yoga?
  • What is "Fear" and "Love" in yogic science?
  • What is enlightenment and liberation in yoga?

Meditation and concentration

  • Breath awareness meditation
  • Inner light meditation
  • Chakra awareness meditation
  • Body less meditation
  • Mantra awareness meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Full moon meditation
  • Third eye meditation

Art of alignment and adjustment workshops

  • Workshop on hip opening
  • Workshop on back bending
  • Workshop on forward bending
  • Workshop in twisting postures

Mantra yoga and its importance

  • What is Om?
  • Mantra for fearless living
  • What is mantra?
  • Mantra for wisdom
  • What is tantra?
  • Mantra for universal master
  • How to create positive vibration or energy with mantra yoga?

Yoga anatomy

  • Yogic skeletal and joints system
  • Yogic physiology
  • Yogic respiratory system
  • Yoga safety while doing asana and pranyama practices
  • Muscular system and usage of some important muscles in yogic exercise
  • Nature of lunar energy, solar energy and neutral flow energy
  • Yogic anatomy of spinal cord and its importance
  • Yogic counseling for therapy
  • Yogic therapy like back problems, slip disk problems, and diabetes
  • Usage of yogic techniques as therapy
  • Spinal deformation, thyroid and obesity
  • Yoga therapies on common disease like - head ache, cold, sinus, migraine

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

  • 06:00 Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 Pranayama - breathing practices
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Yoga anatomy
  • 12:00 Yoga practicum / mantra chanting
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Yoga philosophy / Ayurveda
  • 16:15 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • 18:00 Meditation and relaxation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Please note that mantra chanting is for the first week. Yoga practicum includes alignment and adjustments, and teaching mythology. In addition, yoga classes are scheduled five days a week except meditation classes on full moon days.


  • 06:00 Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 Shat kriya (cleansing)
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Self practice / teaching practice
  • 13:00 Lunch, rest, and self study
  • 19:30 Dinner

Evaluation of course

The result of the training program replies upon the participants’ commitment and diligence. The individual participant’s learning from the program and his persistence in the activities beyond the course are responsible for his fate in the course.


Vivek Arya
Vivek Ji is known for providing reflective thoughts on each lesson to its students. He is a very knowledgeable yogi whose passion for yoga started at a young age. His father recognized his interest for yoga and motivated him into the life of a yogi. Vivek Ji had spent fifteen years learning yoga in an ashram, but his keenness to learn more made him venture into the Himalayas where he took mystic lessons from the sages. He also learned Naturopathy, Pranic healing, Acupressure, philosophy of Buddhism, Jainism and Sufism, Anatomy, and Physiology. He is now pursuing Ph.D.
Sanjeev Pandey Ji
Yogacharya Sanjeev Pandey Ji is a very popular Pranayama teacher in Rishikesh whose teaching style is enough to attract people to learn pranayama. The techniques he uses to teach pranayama are so impactful that no student is left without becoming a perfect master of this breathing form. His love for yoga was so intense that he even left his running business and started a life of a true yogi. He adopts the basic tenets of Hathayogapradipika, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Gheranda Samhita in his teaching methodologies which make them so unique and interesting.
Sandeep Pandey Ji
Yogacharya Sandeep Pandey Ji is a master of meditation and pranayama. He had learned meditation and relaxation techniques from the different ashrams of Rishikesh which made him have a deeper insight into the many aspects of this art. He started his yogic journey as a disciple of Guru Swami Veda Bharti Ji in the Rama Sadhaka Ashram when he was only 11 years old. He is now pursuing Ph.D. in Yoga and is also now teaching the meditation and pranayama to the aspiring yogis.
Yogi Ashish
Yogi Ashish’s charm lies in his dynamic teaching style and attractive personality. He is teaching yoga since last six years and within just a short period of time has shown exceptional mastery of teaching. He learned yoga from the International School of Yoga, Ved Niketan Dham in Rishikesh and also got the master degree in yogic science from the Sanskrit University in Uttarakhand. He is an avid traveler and love exploring new things. He had also attended many seminars and workshops on sports, physical education, and yoga.
Yogi Vikas
Yogi Vikas is a famous yoga teacher for his exceptional style of teaching. He was also awarded for his excellence in World Yogasan Championship. He learned yoga from the famous Vishwaguru School of Yoga “Ved Niketan Dham” in Rishikesh. His four years of teaching experience has given him enough skills to comprehend his student's needs and teach them with precision and the keen eye on details on each aspect of yoga.
Tanushree Rawat
Tanushree teaches asanas, pranayama, meditation and other yoga forms to the people with great precision and dedication. She has seven years of yogic journey to her credit, which allows her to add newness and authenticity to the yoga. She did her post graduation in yoga from Sanskrit University in Haridwar. She also did six-month training from Ved Niketan Ashram and 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training from Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul. She had also been part of many internationally run seminars and had been invited the speaker in Californication beauty and spa in Kazakhstan.

Retreat location

The training program venue is located at the heart of Gokarna in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Gokarna, popularly known as the temple city, is situated in between Gangavali and Agnashini rivers in the western coast of India. Surrounded by Manglore in the south, Bangalore at its east and the Arabian sea at the west, Gokarna is constituted by several magnificent temples displaying ancient architecture and extraordinary art. The temple houses, believed to be Lord Shiva’s Lingam, has escalated the religious value of the place in the eyes of pilgrims. The new location of Gokarna sets a perfect venue for conducting the new 200 hours teacher training course for its huge space and peaceful surroundings.


The trained chefs at Akshi Yogashala have the responsibility of preparing healthy, protein rich and fresh food to feed the guests three times a day. Their specialty lies in the use of oriental herbs, organic vegetables and spices to prepare Ayurvedic food that takes care of the nutrition of the guests. Tea will be served 3 times a day for refreshment. The menu is decided in compliance with the physically demanding requirements of the program. Only vegetarian food is prepared with an aim to support the healthy food routine of the participants.

Things to do (optional)

  • Have fun and relax in nearby beaches
  • Take surf lessons
  • Visit an Ayurvedic spa
  • Visit cultural heritage sites

What's included

  • 3 daily vegan meals
  • 28 nights' accommodation
  • Activities that assists in self-acknowledgement and relaxation
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Group discussion for polishing critical and communication skills
  • Participation in social activities, Kannada festivals and integration with their culture
  • Pranayama practice and meditation during the full moon
  • Program tuition
  • Spiritual reconnection with your own mind through the interaction with the yogi and saints
  • Yoga asanas - Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book a flight to international airports in India. Airport transfer is available from international airports in India to Gokarna and vice-a-versa on request, and is at a fixed rate.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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