27 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamsala, India

  • Oasis house, Upper Bhagsunag, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh 176219, India

27 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamsala, India

  • Oasis house, Upper Bhagsunag, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh 176219, India

Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher Training India

If you do not possess any qualification or experience in yoga, but are strongly motivated to become a yoga teacher and to be able to inspire others with yoga, this course is the perfect one for you. The intensive knowledge and techniques you gain from the course will facilitate you to become a globally recognized yoga instructor. This is also a valuable chance to discover Dharamsala, a wonderful location with an abundance of natural beauty and spiritual diversity.


  • Techniques of training and practice
  • Daily mantra chanting and asana practice
  • Daily teaching methodology, anatomy, and physiology
  • Daily pranayama and guided meditation sessions
  • Teacher training course study material
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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During the training course, you will stay at Oasis Guesthouse in Upper Bhagsu, about two and a half kilometers away from McLeod Ganj town. Its geographical location makes it comfortably away from main markets and distractions, which results in a calm, quiet, and contemplative environment for yoga and meditation practices. As the area around the center cannot be reached by motor vehicles, one can enjoy a true serenity and the peaceful atmosphere of the Himalayas.

While the geographical location of this yoga center provides a calm and quiet atmosphere, the topography of the area naturally brings a meditative disposition, creating an experience of peacefully merging with nature. One can feel that he or she is relaxing in the lap of nature. Located on a flank full of green palm trees and boasting a vibe of a beautiful valley and chirps and tweets of birds, the center truly provides a conducive and spiritual environment for yoga and meditation practices.

The Oasis Guesthouse has 12 nice luxurious rooms for yoga students only. Each room has a western-style toilet with 24-hour hot shower, a safe locker, a wooden wardrobe, a big double bed, blanket, a mosquito net, a table, two chairs, and free Wi-Fi. These rooms have enough space for two people.

This 200-hour teacher training course is a basic training program for those who are aspired to become a yoga teacher and are looking for their first level certification, or have done other certifications and looking to build upon their existing foundations, or just looking to deepen their knowledge and practice. You are invited to join this extensive, intensive, and nourishing teacher training course. In this course, you will learn the history of yoga and its philosophy, human physiology, anatomy, teaching methodology, adjustments, and others nuances of teaching yoga. You will earn a certification upon completion of the course, with which you can register with Yoga Alliance as a registered yoga teacher at the RYT- 200 level.

Course composition and framework

The following are the standards and framework of the course, as designed by Yoga Alliance under five educational categories:

  • 100 hours of techniques training and practice. This category includes asanas, pranayama, kriya, chanting, mantras, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours are a mix between analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and guided practice of the techniques themselves
  • 25 hours of teaching methodology. This category includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga
  • 20 hours of anatomy and physiology. This category includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, and so on) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, and so on). It is necessary to includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice to understand the benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, and so on, of yoga.
  • 30 hours of studying yoga philosophy, yoga lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers
  • 10 hours of practicum. This includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching, and receiving and giving feedback. This section also includes assisting students while others are teaching.

This 200-hour yoga teacher training course comprehensively meets the standards defined by the Yoga Alliance, and exceeds in all respects, as Sarvaguna Yoga has enhanced the program with other activities, like workshops on therapeutic and healing techniques of yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit learning, spiritual therapy, the Kundalini system, and chakra balancing techniques. There are workshops on Mantra yoga - the science of sound vibrations and its role in spiritual practices, Buddhi yoga - yogic cognitive therapy, yogic personality theory - the comparative study of yogic and modern psychology, and so on.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 07:45 Mantra chanting, pranayama, and guided meditation
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Asana practice
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Philosophy and anatomy class
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch break
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Alignment, teaching methodology, and adjustments training
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Asana practice
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Workshops on different topics on three days in a week
  • 20.00 - 21:00 Sat-Sangams, or questions and answers session on philosophy, spirituality, and meditation related topics on two days in a week

A day trek to Triund, a popular hill dubbed the jewel crown of Dharamsala, is included in the package.

  • Mr. Satish Satyavratan

    Satish ji hails from South Indian state Kerala. He had an early exposure to Traditional Yoga both is physical and Spiritual dimensions. Studied Under his master for two decades and has been practicing and Teaching in Teacher training courses and Individuals for number of years in India and South Asian Countries. He is also expert in Traditional Therapeutic yoga and caters to the different needs of the students and teaches according to their flexibility and limitations of the body. His teachings are very well received and appreciated by the Yoga aspirants across the Globe. He is committed to s

  • Dr. Keshava Murthy

    Keshava has been teaching yoga philosophy, meditation and pranayama, therapeutic yoga, principle teachings of original tantra, Sanskrit language and poetry, and Vedic mantra chanting in various academic settings and yoga teacher training centers. He taught more than 25 yoga teacher training courses. Keshava lives a monastic life practicing and teaching yoga, meditation, and spirituality. He is committed to bring a deep change in the personality of a seeker in order to have a meaningful and blissful life with peace, harmony and universal awareness

  • Ekaterina Pavlova

    Ekaterina Pavlova, RYT 500, EYA 300, PG Diploma in Human Consciousness, Yoga and Alternative therapy Expertise: Vinyasa krama, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha, Anatomy & Physiology Katerina’s journey to yoga started in 2008 after first Reiki initiation. After Graduating the University on the field of Oriental studies and Eastern Philosophy went to China to continue studies, but the destiny decided otherwise. Earlier practice of yoga relied on the printable sources grown into irresistible craving for deeper knowledge brought on her way the first Teacher, who introduced her to

This course will be held in Dharamsala, close to the Himalayas. The Himalayas, meaning the abode of snow in Sanskrit, are a range of mountains with mighty snow peaks, forming the northern border of the Indian subcontinent. Himalayas have been a great inspiration for spiritual practitioners, yogis, saints, as well as healers. Experienced by many practitioners and yogis as a very powerful energy center on the Earth, these sacred mountains have been inspiring many people.

Dharmashala is located in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Nestled below the mighty snow clad peaks of the beautiful Himalayan Dhauladhar mountain range, it is a wonderful location with an abundance of natural beauty and spiritual diversity.

Dharmashala is the spiritual headquarters of Buddhists all over the world. It is the home of Dalai Lama and the center of theTibetan exile. Dalai Lama has been living here along with his followers since 1959. His presence and the Tibetan population has made Dharamshala a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists, including students studying the Tibetan culture.

Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj are twin towns located by the Himalayan mountain range. Dharamsala is mainly populated by locals. McLeod Ganj is the abode of Dalai Lama. Many Tibetans have found their permanent settlements in this town and are leading a peaceful life.

Bhagsunag and Dharmakot are twin beautiful hamlets located two kilometers away from McLeod Ganj. These two villages are relatively calm and quiet and give a conducive atmosphere for yoga and meditation practices. Hence, many yoga and meditation learners chose to come here for their training.

Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be served throughout the course with vegetarian, vegan, and organic food, except on Sundays. During the course, the Oasis Guesthouse runs its own restaurant exclusively for yoga students. All Indian cuisines, especially Indian yogic meals are prepared here. One may also ask for additional western or international cuisine. The restaurant also caters for special dietary requirements.

Alternatively, as you walk down from the center, you will find a number of local restaurants offering Indian, international, and Tibetan cuisine at very reasonable prices.

  • Meditate on the mountains
  • Take day trips in the area
  • Visit the night clubs nearby
  • 2 asana practices daily
  • 2 herbal teas daily
  • 3 daily vegan, vegetarian, and organic meals
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • A day trip to Triund Hill
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Course material
  • Daily mantra chanting, pranayama, and guided meditation sessions
  • Teaching methodoligy and training techniques
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Yoga kit
  • Meals on Sunday
  • Optional activities
  • Transportation
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Gaggal Airport (DHM). Sarvaguna Yoga will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price. The best way for travelers to reach Dharamsala by air is to travel from New Delhi Airport. New Delhi Airport is connected to all most all major destinations and all major cities in India. Daily flights are operated from New Delhi to Gaggal Airport, which is about 25 kilometers away from the yoga center. Alternatively, you can take a flight to Chandigarh (250 kilometers from the yoga center) or Amritsar (200 kilometers away from the center), and then take a pre-paid taxi to McLeod Ganj. It takes four to five hours to reach there. A taxi ride will cost about 4000 INR. If you choose to arrive at Amritsar International Airport, you can reach Dharamsala by taxi, which is a better option.

Arrival by bus

There are daily bus services from Delhi to Dharamsala every evening. It is a 10 to 12-hour journey with a fare of 300 to 1300 INR depending upon the type of bus you choose to travel. Public buses are available from New Delhi and from other major cities. This option is the most economical. Bus services are also available from Manali and Shimla. Sarvaguna Yoga can provide you more information on how to travel to Dharamsala if you need.

Arrival by train

There are no direct train to reach Dharamsala. Pathankot is the nearest railway station to a reach Dharamsala. Pathankot Railway Station is well connected by rail with all other major cities in India. The distance from Pathankot to the center is about 100 kilometers and it costs around 1500 INR to reach the center by taxi.

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

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  • Review by Murielle Jeanbaptiste from London
    10 out of 10

    "if you are looking for a more authentic Indian feel then this is the right place the guy that runs the place is amazingly welcoming and accommodating. Close to the beach. Yoga and meditation classes are great!"

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  • Review by Christina Gindl from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "This ashram is amazing (Goa), it's not super strict, the food is AMAZING, the yoga room/terrace is just perfect, the asana teachers are both super experienced and full of knowledge that they are trying to give us in a very short amount of time. Keshava is one of the kindest people I've ever met, helped with everything we needed and patiently brought us to a state where we could actually enjoy a meditation. He is like a living encyclopedia, no need for google anymore! Full of love kindness and knowledge of philosophy and life in general. If you are looking for a high class hatha & vinyasa yoga teacher training, for a place where you can reflect and learn about the real yoga practice, some time to find out who you really are and soaking in the energy that surrounds those people at Sarvaguna, then this is the place! "

    "I will definitely come back here if I will do my 300-hours advanced teacher training in the next couple of years! I heard the school in Daramasala is very special too, can't wait to find out:)"

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  • Review by Deniz Toy from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "This Ashram is absolutely amazing!!! simple and short: Keshava and Satish really inspired me with their understanding of Yoga, their advice and support with Meditation and the Asana practices! i never expected to grow as much as i did within this month regarding my Asana practice, Philosophy about life in general and myself! i can highly recommend this place to everyone! "

    "And about the Location: it's perfectly located! we went to the Beach every day during lunch break it's like 3 walking minutes away! you can see the beautiful sunsets during meditation on the Terrace where we also did our Asanas! "

    "I can't wait to discover Sarvaguna Yoga in Dharamsala maybe for my 300 YTT!! "

    "PS: you don't need google- if you have Dr. Keshava"

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  • Review by Helen Warriner from England
    10 out of 10

    "I had a fantastic, inspiring 4 weeks on the 200 hour yttc at Sarvaguna yoga school in goa! The location is beautiful and the food was delicious. I really recommend the course to anybody who wants an authentic experience of traditional hatha yoga."

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  • Review by Abbey DuJour from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "From the first contact I had with Kesheva about coming to Sarvaguna Yoga Dhaama to undertake my 200hr yoga teacher training I knew that this was going to be a great experience. "

    "The school focuses on holistic healing and self-awareness, teaching traditional Hatha yoga and modern Vinyasa practices along with philosophy and meditation. "

    "The location is amazing, the view is incredible. The food is delicious and the cooks are so kind and friendly and willing to accommodate food restrictions and allergies."

    "It can be difficult trying to narrow the field when you are looking to complete a YTT, but these guys deserve to be your top pick!"

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  • Review by Charlotte from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I will highly recommend you to go to Sarvaguna Yoga, a place with a warm, friendly welcoming atmosphere where smiles thrive:) Class instructions are easy to follow, yet challenging, rewarding and softly corrected by very competent teachers. Location set in beautiful Agonda Beach Goa. If you seek for inner peace, self awareness, higher consciousness, you know, that calm state of mind, your thoughts persistently try to stir up, let Dr. Keshava guide your meditation practice and feel the lasting change, like I have, since I did a week long meditation retreat this February. I meditate daily, know using the different tecniques I was taught and I'm so going back to do the Meditation teacher training very soon. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Irina from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "I would highly recommend this school to people who want to gain profound knowledge and spiritual guidance in Yoga philosophy and meditation science from the leader of this traditional school Dr. Keshava Murty who started his studies already in 1998 and spend 8 years in monasteries with his Master Swami Dayananda from Rishikesh. Keshava is one the little teachers who I met in my personal studies as a Yoga coach and studio owner who humbly combine excellent experience and down to earth explanations with refreshing humor and comfort in his school. School is placed on the south side of Agonda village, it's walking distance from the main restaurants but in a quiet place, close to the beautiful rocks. Home-cooked food here is the better than I ate in any restaurant in Agonda. This place is for you if you appreciate time the excellent teacher who takes for your personal guidance, experienced yoga teachers, good quantity of the food, comfortable rooms and view of the beach from the yoga space roof top. Enjoy!"

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  • Review by Myriam Bartu from Hong Kong
    10 out of 10

    "I completed the 2 weeks Meditation Teacher Training in December and have benefited greatly from the experience. Keshava who runs the Centre and leads the course has deep knowledge and experience of traditional meditation practices and philosophy. He is very committed and passionate about the learning of each of his students. The small groups enable some flexibility and tailoring of the course to our needs and interests. Keshava willingly answers questions and has a good sense of humor; he is open minded and empowers us to be creative and intuitive in teaching meditation. After the first week I was serene and blissful. However, not being a yoga teacher I found 2 weeks of sitting physically challenging and given the option I would do a week at a time. Nevertheless, this was a powerful and transformative experience for me and one from which I will continue to draw from in the months and years to come."

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  • Review by Fanni de Maio from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful experience at the 200-hour teacher training in Goa. The location is like paradise, with the rooms a 3-minute walk to the beach. There are also shops nearby for touristy trinkets, however there was no need to shop much as all the basic necessities were provided. The food was a nice mix of Indian vegetarian meals, served three times a day for breakfast, dinner and lunch. The training consisted of separate classes for asana practice, yoga anatomy and yoga philosophy. The teachers were amazing, all very knowledgeable in their area of the coursework. It was a structured course but there was flexibility as well as required. Everybody was really down-to-earth and authentic, leading by example. I also took Reiki Level 1 with Keshava, a 3 day course. I would highly recommend Keshava for a reiki session or reiki training, as well as the 200h yoga training. I feel lucky to have found this school!"

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  • Review by Filipa Pereira from Portugal
    10 out of 10

    "The MTTC with Sarvaguna Yoga in Dharamsala was a very enriching experience, which I totally reccommend to everybody who is looking for a good environment to Meditate and learn many and good techniques of Relaxation and Meditation for ourselves and to bring to others."

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  • Review by Lindsay Holmes from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Sarvaguna Yoga School is an incredible school to study at. The teaching, guest house and knowledge gained were above my expectations. I highly recommend this yoga school to anyone interested in yoga teacher training, yoga philosophy or meditation."

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  • Review by Rob Kestle from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "A fantastic school to learn from some amazing teachers in yoga and meditation. Thoroughly enjoyable and would recommend to anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of true traditions and practice of yoga."

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  • Review by Aliya Galim from Dubai
    10 out of 10

    "Authentic approach. Good mixture of Vedantic tradition with modern attitude of Yoga. Course is focused on Hatha style and also allowing to bring variety through Vinyasa, Yin. You can challenge yourself with deep long morning meditations, pranayama and mantra chanting. The place to stay is away from noisy center and at the same 5-7 minutes away. It's located up the hill opening into stunning view over the valley. I love this place. Rooms are big and clean. Keshava is kind and flexible but also strongly devoted to the course. Best place to learn yoga in Himalayas!"

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  • Review by Sarah Benady from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Working with Keshava and Sarvaguna Yoga has been a life changing experience. I learnt techniques and practices that have provided me with a deeper understanding of yoga and meditation. These practices have given me beautiful experiences of clarity and connection. I studied the 100-hour meditation teacher training and I am now teaching meditation regularly. It has been wonderful to be able to pass on these practical and effective techniques. Keshava and the Sarvaguna team provided a safe and supportive environment in which to gain knowledge and a qualification. The study I have done with Sarvaguna Yoga has enriched my life on a very deep level and has allowed me to experience more Joy and peace than ever before. I highly recommend it to anyone wishing to deepen their practice and understanding of Yoga and Meditation."

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  • Review by Angela from United States
    10 out of 10

    "I highly recommend Sarvaguna Yoga Dhaama, having very knowledgeable and loving teachers, who are there to offer you everything. It is a school where you can find kindness, knowledge, love, peace, dedication, everything that you need to learn about Yoga... The best experience ever!!!! I can't wait to go back... You should go and try it!!!"

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  • Review by Annika Blumel from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I highly recommend this school and this place!!! Thanks to one of the best teacher I ever had- Keshava is an inspiration; truly kind, funny, full of knowledge which he wants to share. The classes are small, the shala is big, the surrounding is quiet with a lovely view."

    "Very professional, a fabulous opportunity to enjoy and learn. Loved it and can't wait to meet again!"

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