28 Days 250-Hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training India

  • IndeaYoga Dhama, #130 1C, Bogadi Road, Saraswathipuram, Karnataka, Mysore 570002, India

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Yoga Alliance Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • 24 days with instruction
  • This comprehensive course will help you to gain a holistic understanding of your personal yoga practice. This training focuses on Hatha yoga and covers beginner and intermediate yoga poses. Practice meditation and pranayama, experience anatomy lessons, and Patanjali yoga sutras surrounded by the relaxing vibes of Mysore, India. You will be more than just a teacher; you will become a true yogi with the IndeaYoga and Yoga Alliance certificates.


    • Daily yoga classes
    • Study human body anatomy
    • Daily asanas and chanting practice
    • Hatha yoga philosophy and teaching practice
    • Daily pranayama meditation sessions
    • 27 nights accommodation
    • Daily vegetarian meals

    Skill level

    • Beginner

    • Intermediate

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 18.


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    During this course, you will stay either in a private or a shared room. All rooms have an attached bathroom, a wardrobe, a study space, Wi-Fi connection, and air conditioning available.

    During this training, you will study Hatha yoga philosophy, asana practice and techniques, and you will gain the knowledge of the methodology of teaching that includes the principles of demonstration, instruction, and observation. Also, you will practice prayers and chantings, learn pranayama techniques, the study of physical human body anatomy, and learn the basics from the study of yoga scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers, and the life of a yogi.

    You will be assessed in both written and teaching evaluation exams at the end of the course. The assessment exams are structured to meet the standards of the Yoga Alliance.


    Asana practice and technique

    During this course, you will learn how to practice and teach in detail the IndeaYoga Beginner Series, IndeaYoga preparatory series. The beginner series provides the knowledge and skill to work with students who are injured or extremely stiff and lack flexibility and stability, as well as aging populations and beginners. The preparatory and foundation series provide a wide range of Asanas.

    Teaching of all three series is thoroughly imparted in the following structure by Bharath Shetty and students are expected to know this detail for each asana by the end of the course and for the exam.

    Teaching practice

    Applying the above eight-step teaching methodology, you will teach several sessions by teaching to the other students in the course in a classroom setting. You will also be required to sit-in and observe Bharath and other IndeaYoga teachers who present the Mysore style classes. The aim of this course is that you gain knowledge of the methodology of teaching that includes the principles of demonstration, instructions, and observation.

    Prayers and chanting

    You will learn the prescribed opening and closing prayers, their meanings, and also familiarize yourself with chanting few other mantras and Kirtans.


    A selection of pranayama techniques will be taught and practiced during the course.


    Anatomy includes the study of physical human body anatomy, the skeleton, organs and muscles, cardiovascular system, and nutrition.

    Philosophy and ethics

    You will have an overview of the meaning of the word yoga, chakras, and Patanjali yoga sutras. Also, you will learn the Ashtanga eight-fold yoga with a more detailed satsang on selected sutras from chapters one; Samādhi Pāda, and two; Sādhana Pāda of the sutras.


    During this course, you will also practice self-study to read recommended books, participate in discussions, and practice by yourself all topics of this teacher training.

    Monday to Saturday sample daily schedule

    • 05:30 - 06:00 Wake up alarm
    • 06:00 - 06:30 Chanting and kriyas
    • 06:30 - 08:00 Asana practice
    • 08:00 - 08:30 Pranayama
    • 08:30 - 09:15 Breakfast break
    • 09:15 - 10:00 Karma yoga
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Philosophy
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Teaching class
    • 12:00 - 11:30 Techniques class
    • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch break
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Study Break or surprise activity
    • 16:00 - 17:00 Anatomy class
    • 17:00 - 18:30 Asana practice
    • 18:30 - 19:00 Chanting and meditation
    • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner break
    • 20:00 - 21:30 Happy hour
    • 21:30 - 22:00 Good Night


    For all participants in this course, a minimum of six months of Hatha yoga practice is required. If this is not the case, you may enroll yourself for the Hatha yoga Mysore style classes before you start your course in teacher training. Priority will be given to the past students and IndeaYoga practitioners.

    Recommended readings

    • "Light on Yoga" by B.K.S Iyengar
    • "Yoga: Asanas Pranayama Mudras Kriyas" by Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan
    • "Raja Yoga" by Swami Vivekananda
    • "The Forceful Yoga" by G. P Bhatt
    • "Four Chapters on Freedom" by Bihar Yoga
    • "Hatha Yoga Pradipika" by Swami Muktibodhananda (Bihar Yoga)
    • "Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha" by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
    • Bharath Shetty

      Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)

      Yogacharya Bharath Shetty is the first yoga teacher in India to be certified as a yoga registered teacher with 500 hours of training. In more than two decades of yoga teaching experience, he has trained more than 600 teachers from over 60 countries. He is a student of the legendary Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar and has received training at Vivekananda Kendra, Bangalore and International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Kerala as well.

    • Nikhil Uthappa

      Nikhil, an ardent practitioner of yoga for the last couple of years with Bharath Shetty, graduated from the level one teacher training course in 2015. Since then, he has been assisting Bharath. He fits into the IndeaYoga team almost to perfection, knowing his qualities of maintaining discipline to the classes and punctuality, just like his master. Nikhil chose this yoga path after working in a research firm for over three years.

    • Archana Shetty

      Archana Shetty is a serious and passionate advanced yoga practitioner and has dedicated her spare time to learning and spreading awareness about yoga. Archana is married to Bharath Shetty and one of his students. She is experienced in teaching beginners, as well as advanced practitioners, and focuses more on back bending and hip opening asanas. Archana often assists Bharath in Mysore style classes at the shala and teaches yoga regularly to pregnant women.

    • Nagaraja Rao

      Professor Nagaraja Rao is a visiting faculty member who teaches philosophy at IndeaYoga. He is a gifted and very natural teacher. Nagaraja is an expert in the field of Sanskrit, where his primary specialty is Panini’s grammar. He was a chief researcher at the Oriental Institute in Mysore and visiting professor at Chicago University and Jerusalem University, Israel. In addition to teaching at IndeaYoga, he has visited and lectured at yoga courses in Thailand several times.

    • Raghavendra Mallikarjuna

      IndeaYoga (Yoga)

      Raghavendra is an IndeaYoga level one certified teacher. Having graduated in 2016, he has been practicing with Bharath Sir for some time now. He is also one of the main teachers at Yoga Bharata, a unit of IndeaYoga. Though teaching yoga to students happened by chance, it was the joy of imparting knowledge which got him hooked onto yoga. He currently assists Bharath Sir during the teacher training course at IndeaYoga and is an integral part of the IndeaYoga team.

    • Sunaina Ravindra

      Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

      Sunaina has a master’s in business administration from Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara Center for Management Studies, Mysore and a degree in environmental engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore. She also has varied experience in advertising, marketing, and branding. Sunaina has been actively learning and practicing yoga for over five years. She trained under Yogacharya Bharath Shetty and is a registered Hatha yoga teacher with a 500-hour certification.

    This teacher training will take place at IndeaYoga Dhaama in Mysore, India. IndeaYoga is located in the vicinity of the beautiful Mysore University campus and is surrounded by fresh and lush green vegetation and also by a beautiful view of the Chamundi Hills along with the sunrise and sunset from the lake. The IndeaYoga Dhaama is near Kukkarahalli lake, which is a kilometer from the Dhaama where the yogis go for walks during the weekends.

    • Hiking nearby
    • Swimming nearby
    • Swimming pool nearby
    • Air-conditioned rooms
    • Dining area
    • Lake nearby
    • Restaurant nearby
    • Yoga shala
    • ATM / banking nearby
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Laundry
    • Library
    • Medical assistance

    During this teacher training, you will be served three daily organic and vegetarian meals along with coffee and tea available throughout the day. The food served will be mainly organic and nutritional based on Sattvic diet and keeping in mind the requirements of the everyday practices. All meals will be served in the dining hall only and you will not be allowed to eat in the rooms. Fruits and other snacks will be available in the premises for an additional cost.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Drinks

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

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

    Trip through the Golden Triangle

    The institute organizes a trip to Belur-Halebidu-Shravana Belagola where you can get a glimpse of India’s ancient architecture and cultural heritage.

    Day trip to Bylakuppe and the Tibetan town

    Bylakuppe is a small Tibetan town in India situated 90 kilometers from Mysore. The most famous monastery in the region is Namdroling and the Golden Temple located in the camp number four of the settlement.

    Visit to Shravanabelagola

    During this visit, you may check the 57-feet tall monolithic statue of Gommateshvara located on Vindyagiri Hill. It is considered to be the world’s largest monolithic stone statue. Be prepared to walk up and down 647 steps barefoot.

    • 3 daily vegetarian meals plus snacks
    • 27 nights accommodation
    • All materials mentioned in the itinerary
    • Daily yoga classes
    • Full yoga program
    • Tuition
    • Yoga Alliance and IndeaYoga certificate upon completion
    • Additional activities
    • Airfare
    • Airport transfers
    • Transportation

    Arrival by plane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Bengaluru International Airport (BLR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for an additional cost.


    • Review by Sarah Lwk from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      "I have learned more than I thought I would, about yoga and about myself. You should definitely come here if you are looking for a place; Mysore is an amazing place to spend your time, too!"

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    • Review by Daniele Boccalon from Venice, Italy

      "It took me some time to settle all the emotion after the teacher training course with Yogacharia Bharath Shetty. It has been an amazing journey and an incredibly deep experience that will accompany me during my entire life journey."

      "A sincere thank you to all the people that made this possible!"

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    • Review by Monique Tejasri Pelletier

      "If you are looking for a real, solid yoga teacher training program full of knowledge, support, and the essence of what yoga truly is, this is the shala! The space is beautiful, the people are friendly, and I felt very comfortable. It was life-altering awesomeness!"

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    • Review by Tzvia Ben Rahamim

      "My guru, my teacher, and my friend. The best decision I have made was to be a student of Bharath Shetty. I will be forever grateful and always will want to go back and enjoy the best practice and teachings. Thank you!"

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    • Review by Preeti Kalia

      "I did my teacher training course in Vinyasa from IndeaYoga and I also attended a few sessions of Hatha yoga, both are amazingly taught here. Yogacharya Bharath Shetty sir is a perfectionist and takes utmost care of his students, which keeps them away from injuries. Discipline is highly maintained in this institution."

      "The whole teacher training course team is very supportive. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a teacher training course in Hatha, Vinyasa, or Mysore style to do it from IndeaYoga."

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    • Review by Elizabeth Anderson

      "I planned and taught my first lesson of yoga today, as a paid teacher, in Cambodia. I have been working hard since I left IndeaYoga at the end of February in 2012 (teachers class number 29), studying and practicing most days, and now I am starting see the investment that I have put into yoga teaching and myself. An example of this is when I taught the class today it was FUN! I could hardly believe it. I am so grateful that I came to your school and spent the intensive month with you. You gave me a great foundation to start my own journey and I can`t wait to come back for the advanced course sometime in 2013 or 2014."

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    • Review by Claire Butters

      "The yoga teacher training course gave me everything I had hoped for and so much more! Not only am I more strong and flexible than ever before but I have received the knowledge to continue pushing myself and progressing in every direction."

      "The whole experience was a pleasure; working so intensively with a group gives a shared energy that is not possible to get with a course where people are constantly changing. The support of everyone was great, a real help while trying to do something that is far from easy."

      "I feel privileged to have received all that I have from this course and I really look forward to being able to share it with others in the future."

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    • Review by Ian Revins

      "My experience at IndeaYoga was sensational. I knew from the moment I stepped in the shala that I had made the right decision. I feel my skill, knowledge, and confidence have grown tremendously under the guidance of Bharath and all the staff at IndeaYoga. My passion for yoga has been pushed to new heights and I am already looking forward to returning to complete the next level in the not too distant future. Namaste."

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    • Review by Sylvana Gelinas

      "I came to Mysore and to IndiaYoga not knowing what to expect. I had some knowledge on yoga and I practiced it for a little while, but my journey here opened my mind and my heart, and made my body do asanas that I could do! I learned from the most amazing teacher, who only had our best interest at heart."

      "My time there was only the beginning of what I hope will be a long and beautiful journey, thanks to Bharat Shetty and all his support team."

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    • Review by Pasree Lee

      "Certainly more than what I had expected. It was great learning experience. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this program. It has made my yoga journey more enlightening and meaningful. Namaste!"

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    • Review by Duncan Rice

      "IndeaYoga is a fantastic mix of ancient yoga put into the context of our modern lives. I heard that this shala had a fantastic reputation, it was rated as one of the top yoga institutions in India, and was focused on developing high caliber of teachers; that is why I chose to go there. My experience at this school was beyond my wildest expectations. Bharath Shetty and his team are passionate about sending well-equipped teachers out into the world because they believe in high standards. The course is so well structured that by the end of it, you have amongst many aspects a thorough knowledge of philosophy, asana, physiology, meditation, and pranayama. Your days are filled with yoga teaching and you climb into bed after the evening mantras and meditation satisfied that not an hour was wasted in Mysore. IndeaYoga's aim is to develop teachers of exceptional quality and I do believe that this institution is quickly becoming one of the leaders of yoga development in this era."

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    Karnataka, India

    IndeaYoga is the yogic system developed and employed by Yogacharya Bharath Shetty in yoga classes and teacher training courses in Mysore, India.

    Speaks English

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