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30 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Panchla Siddha, Nagaur District, Rajasthan, India


Yoga Teacher Training in India

Welcome to the Rajasthan Hatha Yoga Institute where you will learn the fundamentals of traditional Hatha yoga. During the 30-day training, you will join programs that promote strong self-practice, knowledge and skills to maintain your healthy body. Furthermore, this training will also help you become a confident teacher. For 29 nights, your accommodations at the ashram includes daily healthy meals and beverages. You will finish the program with a strong self-practice, knowledge and skill to maintain a healthy body through discipline and lifestyle.


  • Daily havan and puja
  • Ayurveda and therapy sessions
  • Certified and experienced teachers
  • Assistant guests and consultants available
  • Daily healthy and organic meals
  • 29 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 26 days with instruction
  • English
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There are 12 rooms within the ashram itself, equipped with all the necessary facilities for the comfort of the visitor. Pure drinking water is provided by a rain water collection tank, and there is a solar heating system for consistent hot bathing water.

Rooms in the main house are equipped with contemporary, luxurious, European bathroom facilities, and cotton sheets on single or double beds. If your stay is planned for the winter months, air conditioning is not required.

Within the outer wall is a Dharamsala (pilgrims rest home) providing additional basic accommodation as well as a spacious newly constructed meditation hall for yoga practice.

Shri Jasnath Asan ashram lies in the heart of western Rajasthan in the village of Panchla Siddha (place of deep meditation) near Khimsar, approximately 100 kilometers from Jodhpur and 60 kilometers from Nagaur. It is one of the oldest ashrams in the Marwar region. The great saint, Shri Boyat ji Maharaj and the direct disciple of Shridev Jasnath ji, founded the ashram more than 500 years ago.

Rajasthan has a special place in every international travelers diary. Famed for its desert forts and safaris, brilliant palaces and mansions, spectacular temples and wildlife, Rajasthan attracts people from all corners of the globe. Whether to catch a glimpse of medieval ruins, to behold the dexterity of immaculate craftsmanship, to soak in the old world charm, or to enchant oneself with the colorful bazaar - Rajasthan beckons one and all.


  • Jodhpur - 100 kilometers
  • Jodhpur Airport - 106 kilometers
  • Nagaur - 60 kilometers
  • 1 excursion to local temple plus 1 overnight stay at the eco retreat
  • 3 organic, sattvic meals daily, including 2 servings of chai or coffee
  • 29 nights accommodation in double occupancy room
  • Havan and puja daily in the temple
  • Private spiritual counseling with Yogeshwar Surajnath Siddh
  • Transportation to / from Jodhpur train station or airport

Daily schedule, Monday - Saturday

05:30 Rise and tea

06:00 Yoga techniques (APMB)

08:00 Breakfast

08:30 Karma yoga

09:30 Lecture 1: lifestyle, principles, philosophy

12:00 Lunch, rest, library, wifi, laundry

14:00 Lecture 2: anatomy, physiology, therapy

15:30 Lecture 3: asana, teaching methodologies, practicum

18:30 Dinner

19:30 Puja, satsang, mantra, music, medication

21:00 Study, mauna, lights out

Airport transfers

Transfer from and to Jodhpur airport (JDH) is included.


  • Transportation from and to Jodhpur train station is included.

Course information

This program will be an interest for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of traditional Hatha yoga. Those who want to be teachers will also gain the confidence and certification to guide students in the original yogic healing practice. You must be capable of sustaining rigorous physical and mental education for 30 days during the program.This yoga teacher training includes below curriculum:

Yoga techniques

Meditation, pranayama, mantra, asana, mudras, bandhas and shatkarma.

Teaching methodologies

Teaching methods include demonstrating, assisting, modifying and correcting, qualities of a good teacher, designing and leading a class, business of yoga, yoga in the world today and student practicum.

Anatomy and physiology

You will be thought about yoga and the human body, introduction to Ayurveda, kundalini and chakras, five koshas, yogic nutrition and also yoga and the Baghavad Gita.

Yoga lifestyle and principles

You will also learn history and traditions of yoga, schools of yoga, the discipline of yoga; Patanjalis 8 limbs and yoga as science and therapy.


It includes introduction to the six Indian philosophies, patanjalis yoga sutras, hatha pradipika and gerhund samita.

Karma yoga

Students are required to contribute one hour per day to the Karma yoga program. Work can be assigned such as cleaning, gardening, cooking and general campus maintenance. Otherwise, students are asked to propose a special project, according to their talents and needs of the ashram family and village community such as children or womens yoga workshops on Sundays

Admission requirements

  • You need to provide a proof of 45 hours of teaching in three years to Yoga Alliance to retain your credential.

Dressing information

Modest clothes is required, suited to the spiritual nature of the ashram and the customs of the region. Sunbathing is only permitted on the roof top where there is privacy. Women will cover their heads with a scarf in the temple and are restricted from these areas during menses.

Two sets of white cotton yoga pajama bottom and top, loose fitting and modest, is required. High quality, Rajasthani cotton uniforms are available at the ashram. Include your request for the uniforms upon your registration application.

Extension options

You are welcome to stay at the ashram on the programs conclusion for some R & R on your own either as a paying guest or your stay at Shri Jasnath Asan or in their karma yoga program as a guest teacher.

Passport / visa

  • You are advised to have a valid passport and visa, or Indian citizenship.

Important information

During the training, you are required to have the manual entitled Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Other required reading materials will be sent to you as documents via email.

Additional information

  • For more information, ask your questions directly to Shri Jasnath Asan, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

This retreat includes an excursion to local temple plus an overnight stay at the eco retreat. You will have a chance to sleep under the stars in complete, desert silence.

Yogeshwar Surajnath Siddh, RYT 500

Ashram leader, founder of Rajasthan Hatha Yoga Institute, and President of Shridev Trust, Surajnath is the programs host and facilitator. With an Master of Arts in Yoga Psychology, Bihar school of yoga, munger, he specializes in traditional hatha and tantra yoga. His mission at the ashram is to deliver yogic wellness practices, education, and spiritual upliftment to all, in the pursuit of a world that is harmonized by love and peace.

Sherry Minnard (Shree), RYT 500

Director of yoga programs, credentialed yoga therapist, Master of Science in Psychology of Creativity and Leadership, State University of New York. She focus on expressing human potential in transition.

Dr. Ram Dev

  • Dr. Ram is a physician of preventive and social medicine in Jodhpur hospital; assistant lecturer - anatomy and physiology.

Dr. Atreya

Dr. Atrya Holds a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, Medical Degree (Ayurveda - Panchkarma), National Institute of ayurved, Jaipur; Rajasthan, Ayurveda Institute, Jodhpur. He is a lecturer and medical officer; author of concise panchkarma.

Professor J.P.N. Mishra

J.P.N. Mishra ia a professor and head of the Department of Living Science, preksha meditation and yoga at Jain Vishwa Bharti University Ladnun, Nagaur, Rajasthan. He will be leading the discussion about yoga in the world today.

Daily organic, sattvic meals, including 2 servings of chai or coffee, is provided during this retreat.

Consider their 8 week teacher-in-residence program to occupy some or all of your hours. They offer 6 morning classes weekly for adults, and 6 evening children classes. You can teach in any of these blocks. Supervision, guidance, and feedback are provided. There is no fee for this program, and no compensation. However, your housing, meals, and local transportation will be provided. Certificate of completion is available for your submission to Yoga Alliance.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Shri Jasnath Asan an inquiry.
  • Review by Annie from Munich, Germany

    "Wonderful place in Rajasthan where you can feel at home and at the same time, experience Indian lifestyle like yoga and cooking traditional food - thanks to friendly teachers and friends! Very meditative to see and take part in puja, a kind of prayer ceremony in the evenings.Great concept: you can contribute to the community with your own work. Last but not least: beautiful, clean and comfortable rooms and helpful service (e.g. transport to bus station)."

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  • Review by Rob from Warsaw, Poland

    "One of the best places under the Indian sun! Ashram is in the heart of Rajasthan and ashram family which work with them is a "laughter yoga". I recommend this magical place and seva program. You can join in the work and know friendly people, learn yoga, eat delicious food, have charming room and have blissful equanimity!"

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  • Review by Kazbah from Sydney, Australia

    "Spent a wonderful 5 days here in the peace and quiet of the ashram. Yoga every morning and the most delightful vegetarian, home grown, home cooked meals! The staff and 'family' here make you feel so welcome and the gentle lifestyle is a blessing and should be included in any visit to Rajasthan. Loved this place."

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  • Review by Ravi from New Delhi, India

    "Gem of a place. Well-kept, well-maintained. Quiet and uplifting. Great property, 10 kilometers from Khimsar Fort. Food is authentic Rajasthani. Rooms are regal. Prices are affordable. Exciting ecology projects in progress.Water your spirit in the desert's heat. Discover the place and thank me."

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  • Review by Meghan from New York

    "My heart is filled with so much love and devotion for this experience. This is beyond what I expected to feel. I am sad to leave, but know I will see you again. Your humble generosity will live in my heart forever. Your presence and words have helped me know that I am truth and love. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Light, love and blessings."

    Shri Jasnath Asan website, edited

  • Review by Sylvia from Germany

    "Namaste. Thank you all for the wonderful hospitality and that I could enjoy my stay here together with such lovely and open-hearted people."

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  • Review by Gabriela from Germany

    "Thank you for this wonderful week in your ashram. I came the second time here and it will not be the last. I feel my mind is very awake, my attention increasing. Staying here was very important to finding my own spirituality."

    Shri Jasnath Asan website, edited

  • Review by Sarah from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I loved my stay at this rural, authentic, spiritual place in the middle of Rajasthan, and enjoyed the company of the lovely people so much! It is the best place for the full Indian experience and great yoga teaching practice. The Asan provided me a great environment for a focused study, it is so peaceful but has so much real Energy. I learned so much, made many new friends and ate the most amazing food every day. The campus is very well maintained and is a comfortable home. My stay of three weeks was way too short so I will come back for a longer visit soon, with my family because it is one of the best things in my life. Thank you so much!"

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  • Review by Piera from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "This was my first time in a Ashramin India and even if I had no expectations at all I was positively surprised. This place is a real jewel in the middle of nowhere. To be honest I had to fight with myself whether to write or not a review because I would like to keep this hint only for me and my best friends. Why? One reason is that there havent been many tourists yet here. They late and till now are more focused in programmes to support local projects as yoga for girls, detox, etc.This Ashram is just starting to open to people from abroad with yoga courses and in the near future with yoga teacher training. For this reason they have built a new house inside the fort to provide occidental standard comfort to the visitors. Each room has ceiling fans, wifi and in case of power outage there is an emergency power generator. Some rooms have a private toilet and shower. Simple laundry service is also given. Furthermore Ayurveda treatments are offered at fair prices.Mostly I was impressed that I was integrated in the life of the ashram, I could meet and get know Indian people from different backgrounds. The very kind and helping Indian staff who prepared for us the tasteful vegetarian food I ever had. They also guided us with a lot of patience in the excursions, gifted us all the time with the most friendly smiles. Indian families who are living in the Ashram to follow a program like Detox or Yoga. Children of the village that take part to the yoga classes in the ashram together with us; I was impressed how they can manage smiling the most difficult asanas with a lightness that I can only dream of. I was invited in their homes; there is a pride and dignity in their eyes that doesn't leave you indifferent.Last but not least I wont forget the impressive fire dances and the daily evening chants in the Ashrams temple. Indians sing passionately and dance amazingly! As all this people have not seen many tourists they are still pure, friendly, curious and very open to foreigners. I hope that we, foreigners, won't destroy this still arcadian place with our occidental neurosis, materialism and our technology. Thank you Yogeswhar Suranjnath Siddh and Shree to have made possible a peaceful, mystical, warm-hearted place like this. It won't be my last visit for sure!"

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  • Review by Stuart from Michigan, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I stopped running because Ive had plantar fasciitis for the good part of a year now. I considered fancy foot devices and even surgery. I tried yoga therapy with Shree first. She gave me some stretching moves, nothing weird like standing on one foot with your leg behind your ear. Everything was from the floor. She approached the problem from a medical point of view first to show me exactly why I was having the problem. I had a one hour education/demonstration session with her. Then we consulted weekly through the internet. Guess what happened? In about 3 weeks I have NO more pain when I get up in the morning. And now Im running again! Thanks, Shree!"

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  • Review by Rob from Poland
    10 out of 10

    "One of the best places under the Indian sun! Ashram in the heart of Rajasthan with ashram family. Working with them is a laughter yoga. I recommend this magic place and seva program. You can join in the work and know friendly people, learn yoga, eat delicious food, have a charming room and blissful tranquility."

    February 12, edited

  • Review by Erika from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "Life can be beautiful. I didnt believe it anymore before arriving at ashram. And now"

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  • Review by Sari from Finland
    10 out of 10

    "I thank you from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me all these months to do seva with such loving people. The family is so kind, they made me feel like it was home. I have found the best in me through hard work. It wasnt always easy, but I am grateful I did it. It is a beautiful and peaceful environment with a lot of spiritual blessings."

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  • Review by Lisa Maria from Berlin, Germany

    "I did the 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course here at the Shri Jasnath Asan Ashram, certified by Yoga Alliance, and highly recommend it to everyone who wants to have a deep and spiritual yoga experience. The Ashram and its family provide a true spiritual space where you can intensely learn about the authentic roots and basics of Hatha yoga. This course is definitely for people, who are looking not only for the physical, but also the philosophical dimension of Yoga. You will have a good knowledge of Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha afterwards. But you will also leave the Ashram with a lot of inspiration and a grater idea of what yoga means in general and that it includes all the aspects of leading a happy and healthy life.The Ashram is very peaceful and you will be integrated by everyone as a family member. Also the food is very good and is prepared with love and according to the principles of Ayurveda. I will never forget the time I spent here! Thanks and appreciation to the whole Ashram family!"

    October 2015. TripAdvisor website, edited

  • Review by Harriet Craven from England

    "I would like to thank everyone at Shri Jasnath Asan for a perfect stay. Each day has been a pleasure for me: kindness, hospitality, laughter, delicious food - a special spirituality and energy I have not found before. The yoga week was the icing on the cake. Namaste"

    February 2011. Shri Jasnath Asan website, edited

  • Review by Sigrid Pfeffer and Micheal from Germany

    "We would like to thank everyone at Shri Jasnath Ashram for this extraordinary experience: new ideas, the very peaceful atmosphere, the attentiveness in every aspect and last but not least, the wonderful delicious food! Namaste. Best Wishes"

    December 2010. Shri Jasnath Asan website, edited

Nagaur, Rajasthan, India

Shri Jasnath Asan is a 500-year old ashram on the edge of the Thar Desert. They offer Ayurveda and full yoga programs for individuals, couples, or families.

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