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25 Days 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

BNS Yoga Teacher Training in India

This 25-day yoga program is designed for yoga aspirants who want to improve their yoga skills. You will also learn philosophy, mudra, and pranayama in this program. This training is very special as Guruji BNS Iyengar who studied directly with Pattabhi Jois, and the father of modern yoga - Krishnamacharya​ will be teaching in the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. So, what are you waiting for? Be a part of this special journey!

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga mudra sessions
  • Traditional Ashtanga yoga lessons
  • Yoga Alliance accredited RYT 300 Hour
  • Philosophy classes & meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Ayurvedic therapies and massage
  • Reiki and Ayurvedic sessions
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • 24 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


25 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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Accommodation

Krishnamachar Yoga Shala has two kinds of room. The first one is standard single rooms next door to the shala with shared kitchen, bathroom, and shower. Meanwhile, the second one is the deluxe apartment. It lies nearby the shala with private bathroom and kitchen. Private room with fan, WiFi, shared bathroom, self service kitchen, stove fridge, you might receive a private bathroom even if you paid for shared if it is available.

Bend it like Buddha Yoga India Yoga Teacher Training Schedule

  • 06:30 - 08:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa for primary and intermediate with BNS Iyengar
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Break
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Ayurveda modules with Dr. Pandit
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Adjustment class with esteemed Mysore Ashtanga teacher TBA​
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Pranayama, mudra, and philosophy with BNS Iyengar
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Chanting and meditation with Kanchen​
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:30 - 18:30 Ayurvedic massage and anatomy with Monika
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Yoga Nidra meditation, ​chakra clearing meditation, ​and Reiki with Farrah​

Instructors

L. Farrah Furtado
L. Farrah Furtado is Canadian-Portuguese and is a Yoga Alliance E RYT 500 Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher, author of three spiritual best-selling award winning books, and director of Kaohsiung Yoga School and Bend it like Buddha Yoga in Portugal. She has lived in Asia for over 14 years, studying the healing arts in Buddhist monasteries in Taiwan, Balinese healing with energy healing masters in Ubud, and has trained in the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa system and pranayama with BNS Iyengar, the lineage of Pattabhi Jois and Krishnamacharya in India. Farrah is a third degree Usui Reiki master.
Kanchen
Kanchen started practicing yoga two decades ago and has been teaching professionally for over 10 years, Kanchen has studied with many eminent teachers about asanas and adjustment and is well versed in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and Hatha yoga. Kanchen has studied with Balaji Rao thombre and pranayama, mantra, mudra, and philosophy with Sri BNS Iyengar in Mysore. Kanchen has also won many prizes at district and state level competitions. She established and has been running successfully the BNS Iyengar Khrisnamacharya School in Mysore for over a decade.
Srimathy Gopalakrishnan
Srimathy holds a post-graduate diploma in yoga studies from the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM). Srimathy Gopalakrishnan’s association with yoga began nearly 14 years ago. In 2003, after a long stint as a teacher in KYM, Srimathy began learning and practicing classic Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Having learned the ropes from Guruji Pattabhi Jois himself, now he is continuing to study with Shri Sharath Jois and Mrs. Sarashwathy.
BNS Iyengar
For any student who is truly interested in learning Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and learning all the philosophies and interconnected practices such as Pranayama, Mudra, etc., Sri BNS Iyengar is a gem. Sri BNS Iyengar is “the last link to the real deal”. He is the oldest living teacher of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. He carries an authenticity that comes with his age, background, and lifelong dedication to yoga. At the age of 87 he continues to conduct his classes daily with passion, humor, and inspiration at Mysore Krishnamacharr Yoga Shala.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at Krishnamachar Yoga Shala, Mysore, Karnataka, South India.

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Reiki

Food

You will be provided with two tasty South Indian or Western vegan or vegetarian meals a day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
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)

  • A visit to a local ashram for meditation workshop
  • A visit to traditional market and restaurants
  • An organic ayurvedic farm tour to see how traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine is made
  • Temples visit, such as the Temple Puja and its fire ceremony ritual

Spa treatments

You will have Reiki attunement and ayurvedic massage included in the price, during this program.

What's included

  • 24 nights' accommodation
  • Certificate in pranayama, mudra and philosophy by BNS Iyengar
  • Classes on adjustments and teaching methodology
  • Course materials and daily practice journal
  • Daily asana & pranayama practices and traditional Sanskrit chanting
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Evening yoga Nida practice
  • Meditation, chakra cleansing, and Reiki sessions
  • Yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, and mudra classes
  • RYT 300 certification by BNS Iyengar
  • Thai Yoga massage or yoga anatomy certification by Cyriac
  • Traditional Ashtanga yoga lessons

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Excursions
  • Extra activities
  • Transportation cost

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bangalore Airport (VOBG). Transfer from the airport is not included. They can arrange a driver to pick you up at the airport for a 3-hour drive to their shala.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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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