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Online Yoga Teacher Training

Iyengar Style Supportive Therapy Yoga teacher training based on traditional School of B.K. S Iyengar. His style takes roots in Hatha yoga and combines approaches of alignment of the body, breath, and concentration. This way helps to maintain correct blood flow in the body, increased stamina, and balance. Iyengar believed that there is no student who can not perform yoga. Because of the variety of adjustment tools the human body can be aligned to correct ideal position when the effect of the practice will be visible. B.K.S. Iyengar has created 300 classical yoga poses and that taught from the intern to advanced. Adjustment through the belts, blocks, and blankets for the asana, pranayama, and meditation based on the body mechanics and kinetics. It helps to reduce injuries, and gradually improve the body parts. Iyengar yoga is a very gentle style of yoga and follows Patanjali Yoga Sutras as well. Iyengar yoga could be a different style of yoga if it is focused on movement, alignment, and breath.

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  • 500-hour Iyengar yoga therapy online teacher training
  • 45 live sessions, 1.5-hour each
  • Live sessions are held over Zoom
  • Live sessions' time zone: India (India Standard Time, GMT+5:30). The sessions are private (one-on-one) at an agreed time between the student and the teacher.
  • Learn about the asanas, props and how to use them, pranayama, meditation in Iyengar style, etc.
  • The course includes Iyengar teaching methodology, observing and assessing others

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

45 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 5 participants
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Upon successful completion of the training, you will receive a certificate issued by Anant Yogalaya. Anant Yogalaya is an ISO 9001:2015 certified school. Students can also get YCB Ayush Ministry certificate after clearing their exam.

How the training works

This training is held online. You will need Zoom and a reliable internet connection to participate in the live sessions.

Timing of sessions (Jaipur, GMT+5:30)

Anant Yogalaya is based in Jaipur, India (GMT+5:30). The sessions are one-on-one and classes will take place at an agreed time between the instructor and student.


Benefits of Iyengar Supportive Therapy Teacher Training Course

  • You will learn how to align the body independently from the limitations in asana performance
  • You will be able to perform particular sequences that combine breath and movement
  • You could perform adjustment and alignment and understand how to use Iyengar blocks, ropes, straps, chairs, plank, bench, wheel
  • You could understand the therapeutic sense of asana, pranayama and meditation
  • You can relieve your clients from back pain and joints pain
  • You can adapt the program for any type of client, from old to disabled
  • Iyengar yoga makes you better understand body mechanics and kinetics

List of basic postures recommended for the first two terms of the course

  • Tadasana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Vrksasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Virabhadrasana 2
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Virabhadrasana 1
  • Ardha Chandrasana
  • Parighasana
  • Parsvottanasana (arms down, head up)
  • Prasarita Padottanasana 1 (concave back, head up)
  • Uttanasana (concave back)
  • Padangusthasana
  • Padahastasana
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (support - for hands or heels)
  • Dandasana
  • Siddhasana
  • Virasana
  • Parvatasana
  • Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana
  • Marichyasana 1 (twist only)
  • Malasana 1 (a) (with or without wall support for back)- not shown at assessment
  • Malasana 1 (b) (heels on rolled blanket) - shown at the assessment
  • Bharadvajasana 1 (turning, without holding the upper arm)
  • Chatushpadasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Halasana (legs on stool or feet at wall, feet on floor in own practice)
  • Karnapidasana
  • Supta Konasana
  • Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (on a brick/blocks)
  • Urdhva Prasarita Padasana (90 only)
  • Savasana (on a bolster with eye band, observing the normal in-breath and out-breath)
  • Pranayama assessed during training

List of postures to be introduced progressively over the remaining training period

  • Tadasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • Virabhadrasana 3 (from a good Virabhadrasana 1)
  • Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana
  • Parighasana
  • Garudasana
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana 1 (with a belt, leg forwards, heel support - wall or ledge)
  • Parsvottanasana (final pose, hands in namaste if possible)
  • Prasarita Padottanasana 1 (final pose)
  • Uttanasana (final pose)
  • Salamba Sirsasana (against a wall) / rope Sirsasana
  • Supta Virasana (supported and non-supported)
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (any appropriate support)
  • Chaturanga Dandasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Salabhasana and Makarasana
  • Ustrasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana 1 (from chair or stool)
  • Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana (trunk supported on a chair with the edge of chair under shoulder blades - feet to wall, legs parallel to the floor)
  • Bharadvajasana 1 (final pose)
  • Bharadvajasana 2
  • Marichyasana 3 (twist- opposite bent elbow over the bent knee)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana I (preparatory learning to sit on the foot, wall / foot support)
  • Malasana 1 (heels down, arms gripping wall/column)
  • Baddha Konasana (sitting straight)
  • Upavistha Konasana (sitting straight)
  • Janu Sirsasana
  • Marichyasana 1 (bend forward with hands and arms entwined)
  • Paschimottanasana (Ugrasana/Brahmacharyasana)
  • Paripurna Navasana
  • Ardha Navasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana 1 (5 minutes)
  • Halasana (toes on floor, 3 minutes)
  • Eka Pada Sarvangasana
  • Parsvaika Pada Sarvangasana (as far as possible)
  • Parsva Halasana
  • Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Uttana Mayurasana with support- i.e. lifting from the ground, hands in back, feet on wall / brick / stool)
  • Supta Padangusthasana 1 and 2
  • Supta Baddha Konasana
  • Savasana (eye band, normal inhalation, and deep exhalation)
  • Pranayama (assessed during training)
  • Ujjayi (stages 3 and 4)
  • Viloma (stage 3)
  • Bhramari (supine)

Yoga-philosophical aspects

  • Human life: meaning and aim of life
  • Yoga - Introduction / its origin and development
  • Introduction of Patanjali's Yoga-Sutras
  • Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga - Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations), Asana (physical posture), Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Concept of three bodies and its role in yoga practice
  • Introduction in Karma, Raja Yoga. Meaning, Types, role in yoga
  • Kosha and its role in meditation and Pranayama
  • Concept of 5 Koshas
  • 3 Nadis, Ida, Pingala, Sushumna. Their role in the practice
  • Chakras, general concept & role in daily life
  • Panch-Klesha (Five Causes of Pain & Miseries) / causes of success and failure in yoga
  • Earth, water, fire element affirmation in sutras
  • Samkhya Darshan, Vedanta Darshan
  • Nadis & chakras, general concep
  • What is Kundalini energy, ways of activation
  • Kundalini and Chakra
  • Concept of Gunas
  • Prakriti and Purusha
  • Discipline of yoga student
  • Obstacles in the path of yoga

Pranayama and Mudras

  • Introduction to Pranayama
  • Basic Pranayama techniques and benefits (abdominal breathing, preparational breathing,
  • Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana with/without retention, Ujjayi breathing, Bramari, Bhastrika, Shitali,
  • Shitkari, Surya Bheda & Chandra Bheda, Ujja)
  • The pranic body
  • Parana and lifestyle
  • Breathe, health and pranayama
  • Breathing and life span
  • Sitting positions for Pranayama
  • Kriyas (body cleansing methods): Neti, Kapalabhati, Trataka, Shanka Prakshalana
  • What is mudra and bandha
  • What is Ashwini Mudra, its role in energy body
  • Dyana, Ajali, Prithvi, Varuna, Shakti, Gyana, Chin, Shambhavi, Khechari Mudra, Hansi mudra, Vayu
  • mudra, akash Mudra, Shunya Mudra, Surya mudra, Jalodarnashak mudra, Apan mudra, Pran
  • Mudra, shankh mudra, Apan Vayu Mudra, Ling Mudra, Dhyan Mudra, Lotus Mudra,
  • Moola, Uddyana Bandha, Jalandra
  • Shatkarma (concept, aim, safety, performance)
  • Obstacles in Pranayama practice


  • Standard meditation practice (Om meditation, Trataka, yoga Nidra, Sound meditation, Mantra meditation, Nadis meditation, 5 elements meditation, Breath meditation, Hamso meditation, Ajapa / Japa, Ida / Pingala spinal rotation, Hridayakasha Dharana, Panchaprana Dharana, Pranava
  • Dhyana)
  • Visualisation and concentration
  • Obstacles in meditation
  • Concept of meditation step by step
  • Postures for meditation practice
  • How to integrate meditation in yoga class?
  • How to choose the object for meditation?

Anatomy and physiology

  • Detailed explanation of the muscular, skeletal system, nervous, gastrointestinal, respiratory system and their function
  • Biomechanics of asana
  • Joints and range of motions
  • Theory of gravity and muscles function
  • Connection of movement and breath
  • Body Axis and movement
  • How to maximize the movement
  • Injuries in yoga class
  • Assessment of mobility

Teaching methodology

  • Concept of teaching methodology and how to create your own yoga class, how to reach others, obstacles in teaching
  • How to observe and assess others
  • How to create the asana sequence
  • Obstacles in teaching

Asana alignment and adjustment

  • Correct performance of asana, assistance, adjustment
  • Structural alignment of forward bending, back bending, twists, inventions, meditative asana
  • How to align posture according to the mobility of the client
  • How to use props, strips, blankets in adjustment
  • How to teach clients with physical limitations


Shruti Krishna

Retreat location

This teacher training is held online. Anant Yogalaya is located in Jaipur, India (GMT+5:30), and they will live-stream yoga classes via Zoom which you can participate from the comfort of your home.

What's included

  • 500-hour Iyengar yoga therapy online teacher training
  • 45 1.5-hour live sessions
  • Certificate upon successful completion of the training
  • Theoretical and practical skills
  • Yogic cleansing session
  • Study materials

What's not included

  • Accommodation and food
  • Yoga props

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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