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27 Days 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Mystic School of Yoga, #100, 3rd ‘A’ Main Road, Gokulam 2nd Stage, Mysuru, Karnataka 570002, India

Overview

Credited Yoga Teacher Training in India

This course will empower your physical and mental well-being as you learn to teach a complete classical Hatha yoga system. The course is structured to understand the traditional yogic way of self-practice and the new-age yogic way of teaching. Practice yogic breathing, study anatomy and physiology for yoga, and learn a teaching methodology surrounded by the relaxing vibes of Mysore, India.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Study anatomy and physiology for yoga
  • Learn philosophy of Pathajali and yoga Sutras
  • Daily Hatha yoga philosophy and teaching practice
  • Daily active and passive meditation sessions
  • Study ethics and business for yoga
  • Buffet lunch served on Saturdays
  • Weekday vegetarian meals
  • 26 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

  • 27 days with instruction
  • English
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The Mystic School of Yoga center has accommodation available within the school. You can stay either in a private room with a private bathroom, a private room with private bathroom and air-conditioner, or a private room with a king or queen size bed, air conditioner, living room, a kitchen, and a private balcony. The general facilities for students include security, hot water jacuzzi and shower, free Wi-Fi connection, and a roof top chill-out lounge.

During this training, you will learn primary and advanced series of classical Hatha yoga, asana practice, Himalayan intensive pranayama, active and passive meditation techniques, in-depth yoga anatomy, and Patanjali yoga sutras.

The 200-hour teacher training curriculum includes 48-hours of basic and advanced series of asana sequence for self practice and teaching, 48-hours of teaching methodology, the art of teaching yoga, as well as alignment of postures, using props, bolsters, pillow and chairs for various age groups and fitness level, and how to design the sequence of asana’s for particular injuries.

You will also have a 20-hour course of anatomy and physiology, self study, Pathajali yoga and sutra philosophy, pranayama including mudra’s and bandha’s, active and passive meditations techniques from Zen, Tantra, Osho, and Buddhist, and a four-hour talk on esoteric yoga and Indian spiritual lineage.

Once you complete the course, you will become eligible to register with Yoga Alliance UK and USA. After a successful completion of this 200-hour program you can choose to attend a 300-hour Hatha yoga teacher training course to get a certification for a 500-hour Hatha yoga teacher training.

Asana practice level one and two and teaching methodology (100 hours)

First and second week level one: led class focus on basic stretches, Surya Namaskar A (sun salutations), standing poses, sitting poses, supine poses, prone poses and finishing sequence. Total 45 Individual asanas will be covered. The second week focuses on self practice alignments and adjustments from faculties and trainee’s.

The afternoon class will focus on individual poses, on how to practice correctly and alignment, using yoga accessories like belts, bricks, bolsters, and how to lead class, hands on adjustment.

Third to fourth week level two: led class focused on advance stretches, Surya Namaskar B and advance poses of standing, sitting, supine, prone and finishing sequences. A total of 40 advanced individual poses will be covered and during the fourth week, the trainees will lead the led class and will be able to give hands on adjustments and alignment.

Yogic breathing practice (pranayama 24 hours)

Pranayama is control of breath. “Prana” is breath or vital energy in the body. On subtle levels, prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and “Ayama” means control. So, pranayama is control of breath. One can control the rhythms of pranic energy with pranayama and achieve healthy body and mind. During the first and second week, the techniques covered will be Kapalabhati, Bastrika, Ujjai, Nadi shodana, Surya bhedana, Chendra bedana, Anuloma-Viloma, Shithali, Shitkari, and Bramari.

During the third and fourth week, you will practice the advanced variations of the first and second week practice and bandas and mudra will be added. During the fourth week, the trainees will lead the class and a practical exam evaluated by Mystic School's faculties.

Anatomy and physiology for yoga (20 hour)

By covering some of the basics of muscular skeletal anatomy, we will also be looking closely at joint mechanics, where movement comes from, the nature of body tissues, and how they are affected through yoga. The sessions will include multimedia presentations, hands on anatomy, case studies of injuries, and why difficulties with certain movements can occur.

Meditation (24 hours)

The meditation techniques covered during this training will be intoning the sounds, third eye, Nadabrahma, Osho Kundalini, chakra sounds and breathing , Gourishankara, relaxing body and mind, conscious sleeping and dreaming, vipassana, and zazen.

The entire Eight Limbs of the Patanjali system are also sometimes referred to as Dhyana or the meditative path, although strictly speaking, only the last four limbs constitute meditation Pratyahara, Dhyana, Dharana, and Samādhi. The preceding steps are only to prepare the body and mind for meditation: meditation starts by being separate from the mind, by being a witness. That is the only way of separating self from anything.

Many meditative techniques require one to sit still and silent. But for most of us accumulated stress in body and mind makes that difficult. Before you can hope to access your inner powerhouse of consciousness, you ne need to let go of your tensions. Active meditations have been scientifically designed by Osho for the contemporary man. The activity itself creates the situation in which passivity happens.

Patanjali yoga sutras (Aphorisms) 20 hours

Yoga sutras of Patanjali succinctly outlines the art and science of yoga meditation for self-realization. It is a process of systematically encountering, examining, and transcending each of the various gross and subtle levels of false identity in the mind field, until the jewel of the true Self comes shining through. When Patanjali codified, or compiled the yoga sutras, it was not that a new system was created, but rather, the ancient practices were summarized in an extremely organized and scientific way.

You will study chapter one Samadhi Pada (concentration); chapter two Sadhana Pada (practice); chapter three Vibhuti Pada (progressing), and chapter four Kaivalya Pada (liberation).

Ayurvedic diet, ethics, and business of yoga (12 hours)

On Saturdays, guest lecturers will be invited to talk on Ayurvedic yogic diet, ethics, cultural and traditional inheritance of yogic schools of India, and how to set up a studio to teach yoga and business of yoga.

Evaluation procedure and grading criteria

The trainees will be accessed on asana performance, teaching led class, and hands on adjustments. At the end, you should be able to teach a pranayama class including the names of each techniques and contraindications of each techniques.

Materials

The course will provide full manual which cover all the modules of syllabus. The pre-reading books are mailed to students and they are expected to read themselves. All the course material will be shared by Dropbox for you to keep a copy in your computer.

Pre-requisites

The practitioners are expected to have minimum one year of any style of yoga practice before they can be accepted. The style of yoga can be Shivananda, Hatha, Ashtanga, Power yoga, Bikram, Vinyasa, or any other style. All attendants must inform in advance in case of major injuries, cronical health issues, or psychological issues.

  • Surya Vasta

    Surya Vatsa is a RYT 200 Ashtanga yoga teacher from Russia. Born to an Indian father and Russian mother, she was lucky to discover yoga at a very young age. Her first formal yoga class was in 2000, when she fell in love with the practice. Finally, she knew that her life would be dedicated to yoga. At that moment she began looking at India as her second home. Surya teaches people of different levels. In her classes she is happy to see both a novice who has no idea about yoga and a strong practitioner, with whom she can share her third series experience.

  • Balsundra Srinatha

    B. Srinatha has 22 years of experience in teaching Iyengar yoga, He started practicing yoga when he was 12 years. He started learning yoga with Sri Gopalajeeyar. B.K.S. Iyengar and many other senior teachers in India to enhance his knowledge in yoga.He attended lots of State, National and International yoga championships and won lot of gold, silver and bronze medal since 1993. Srinath follows the Iyengar teaching method, which emphasizes systematic instruction in the fundamentals of body alignment in a variety of yoga poses.

This teacher training will take place at the Mystic School of Yoga in Mysore, India. The Mystic School of Yoga is located at the Gokulam suburb, one of the upmarket suburbs in Mysore. It has a convenient location that offers privacy and a friendly environment to hang out with your fellow students.

Activities
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Café nearby
  • Kitchen
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Vegetarian food will be served. The food included is breakfast, lunch and dinner from Mondays to Fridays. On Saturdays, only a buffet lunch is included. On Sunday, meals are not included, but students can try the vegetarian restaurants that are within walking distance from the school.

During this training, you can enjoy Ayurvedic massage services or Reiki sessions for an additional cost at the Mystic School.

  • 27 nights accommodation
  • All materials mentioned in the itinerary
  • Buffet lunch on Saturdays
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Full yoga program
  • Tuition
  • Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays (Mondays-Fridays)
  • Yoga Alliance USA and UK certificate upon completion
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast and dinner on Saturdays
  • Meals on Sundays
  • Spa treatments
  • Transportation

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kempegowda International Airport (BLR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for an additional cost. You can ask for a mini cab for around 3,200 (INR), a mini cab with air conditioner for 3,700 (INR), or a SUV cab for approximately 4,700 (INR).

Arrival by bus

From Kempegowda International Airport, you may take a bus to the downtown bus station and then you can take a bus or train to Mysore.

Arrival by train

You can take a train from Delhi to Bengaluru and then change to Mysore.

  • Review by David P.
    10 out of 10

    "I spent a week at Mystic School and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I did both styles, Iyengar and Ashtanga. Both teachers are friendly and very experienced with students of all levels. The classes were fairly small, around two to eight people for each session which is great because you get hands on adjustment from the teachers. The afternoon classes are fairly empty so if you're not familiar with Ashtanga yoga you can give them a go. I was the only one there for one of the classes; a private session - can't ask for more than that. Prices are a little high though at Rs. 500 per session. Accommodation is basic but clean and modern, and everything works as it should. Wi-Fi is fast and free everyday. There's a rooftop common area with a spa and hammock but I never saw anyone using this area. Gokulam is a cool place to stay too, plenty of great cafes and restaurants."

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  • Review by Dale C. from Melboure
    10 out of 10

    "I had simply the best yoga experience at Mystic School. After arriving in Gokulam and practicing with Jai Prakash I found out they were offering a 200-hour Ashtanga teacher training in four days time and luckily I was able to enroll in the course and move into a room there on site. Jai was just what I needed in a teacher, very direct clear instructions that followed the tradition of those teachers before him. He has such a great knowledge of the primary series, which I was studying, but I’m sure that he knows a great deal about the more advanced sequences from the small glimpses we got of seeing his own practice. I completed a Vinyasa teacher training a year earlier and this course certainly enhanced my teaching skills a lot! My own personal practice had never felt better and without doubt I advanced and continued to do so in the following couple of weeks following. Accommodation at Mystic was completely comfortable, I had my own kitchen and balcony to chill out in and being able to stay with my fellow classmates built lifelong friendships I will never forget."

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  • Review by Alex W. from Hong Kong, China
    10 out of 10

    "I recently stayed at the Mystic School for two weeks to do yoga practice. I didn't undertake any of their formal training, but mainly spent the time with a brilliant teacher, Balsundra Srinatha. If you get the chance to go to Mysore, or are looking to deepen your practice at whatever level, I highly recommend Mystic School to you."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "What a great place to immerse yourself in yoga. I spent 21 days here and would return in a heartbeat. I stayed in an en-suited room with a kitchen and as a bonus there was a private balcony as well. The school is at walking distance from many great cafe's and other yoga schools. Enjoy your stay, namaste."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "They have the best teachers with the greatest knowledge. Great cozy and friendly environment. You will feel like as if you were at home. It feels so good that you have the chance to learn philosophy and yoga sutras with the very best guruji pandaji, you are going to love him, and anatomy with Dr. Robert Lambert, great chiropractor. And last but not least the very best and amazing Ashtanga teacher Surya Vasta, half Russian- half Indian, who makes it really simple to understand everything. And of course, the owner of Mystic School and the best pranayama and meditation instructor Mr. Shashi Kumar, he is the main reason you will feel free and comfortable in his school. I am very thankful of all he has done for us."

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  • Review by Manav B.
    10 out of 10

    "I absolutely loved my experience at this school! Srinata is an excellent Hatha yoga teacher, he is so humble and knowledgable! Rob Lamport is an excellent anatomy teacher, very engaging and creative! Pandeji's teachings of sutra studies are amazingly influential and spiritually reviving! Shashi is an awesome character with deep understanding of his teachings, I consider him the Steve Jobs of yoga and a life long friend."

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  • Review by A traveler from Bangalore, India
    10 out of 10

    "I did the 200-hour Hatha teacher training course at Mystic and strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a holistic training in yoga. The Asana training by Srinatha was exceptionally good. He made me do things I never imagined I could do. He has a deep understanding of the postures and is very creative with teaching. I could not have asked for a better teacher! The pranayama and mediation training taught by Shashi was fabulous. Being an Indian I thought I knew all about pranayama, but this is the first time I experienced the power of pranayama. We did several meditations as part of the teacher training course, both active and classical. The philosophy classes by Maharishi Pandeji and anatomy classes by Rob Lamport were superb and gave me a deeper understanding of yoga practice. Last but not the least, the accommodation is very comfortable and support staff friendly and helpful."

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  • Review by A traveler from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    10 out of 10

    "I did the Ashtanga teacher training course in September 2015. It was an amazing experience. As much of a cliché thing it is to say, it really was. If you are looking to deepen your yoga experience, that is learning asana, pranayama, and history, I think this place will create a very encouraging atmosphere and foster a chance for you to develop yourself, and look deeper within as a human being. The daily medication and pranayama classes really complimented each other. Teachers are really helpful and understanding to each students needs. Jai, the asana teacher, is both strict and kind. And also at times funny. You can really see the dedication Jai has to the practice and to sharing his knowledge to all students, body types and all skill levels. Shashi the owner is also very light hearted, funny and kind, and very knowledgeable in many meditation techniques. There was one time during a meditation session, I felt so comfortable, and stayed meditating longer, even when the session was over, and everyone had left. Shashi did not disturb me at all, and allowed me to stay in the room meditating longer, and he just did his own things. I felt a complete sense of peace and connection to something, that I couldn't describe. What ever is was, it was a very nice and amazing experience, that happened with the help the school. Just wanted to share an experience there which was very nice to me. Also one morning during asana class, my leg kind of left funny, and Jai was very understanding, encouraged me to take rest for the day, and recommended some oils for me to buy to rub on my leg. All and all, great experience. Om Shanti all."

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  • Review by A traveler from Hong Kong, China
    10 out of 10

    "I did four weeks the Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training at Mystic school in September 2015. It was an amazing experience with good teachers and participants. Teachers are well experienced and knowledgable. I like the teachers that pay attention to everyone in the class and give great supports to everyone in different level. I also like the environment at Mystic School! Nice and clean accommodation and I felt very cozy. I like the jacuzzi and the steam room on the roof! It is a great place to hang out for social and make connection with friends. I am grateful to met the teachers and friends during the training. Now I am back to Mysore and continuing learning from there."

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  • Review by A traveler from Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I studied a 200-hour teacher training course at Mystic School last September. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course. I was looking to deepen my practice of Ashtanga but to also gain an insight into pranayama and meditation and course met all these requirements. The asana teacher Jai, was incredibly knowledgable and through his clear instructions, I learnt a lot, not only about the asanas but also various modifications and how to adjust others. He was also available to answer any questions at all that we had about our personal practice. Having not practiced much meditation in the past, the meditation classes gave a good introduction to various types of meditation including dynamic meditations which I personally enjoyed a lot. The school itself is very friendly and has a great rooftop jacuzzi to chill out on. I would recommend the course to anyone looking to deepen their own practice or thinking about teaching."

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Mysore, India

The Mystic School of Yoga in India is a place just like inner space where multidimensional practices are taught by qualified teachers. They conduct yoga classes and yoga teacher trainings.

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