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29 Days 200-Hours Yoga Teachers Training Course in Chengdu, China

Puzhao Temple Reception Station, Dujiangyan, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training China

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in China.

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm welcomes you to participate in their Hatha yoga teacher training in Chengdu, China. Grasp the spiritual essence of yoga through a combination of repeated practices and inspirational lessons. You will gain greater spiritual awareness, a sense of connection with the divine, a new-found sense of self-discipline, enhanced self-esteem, improved power of concentration, and increased strength and flexibility. Come as a disciple and return as a guru!


  • Daily karma yoga
  • Daily yoga asana and pranayama class
  • Twice daily meditation, chanting, and lecture class
  • ISYVC certification upon successful completion of the course
  • Daily Bhagavad Gita class and yoga philosphy lecture
  • Daily lessons on how to teach yoga
  • 28 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Chinese (mandarin), English
The maximum participants in the group is 50
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You will be staying at Puzhao Temple. Puzhao Temple is nestled among the beautiful trees and streams of the serene Qingcheng Mountain, a world heritage site. This ancient temple is a famous retreat destination. The dining and residential halls were reconstructed about six years ago with modern features for an international clientele. The yoga training will be held in the quiet, newly-constructed meditation hall.


This 4-week course, which offers a profound personal experience, will allow you to transmit the knowledge of yoga to others. A teaching certificate from the ISYVC will be awarded upon successful completion of this immersion course. The ISYVC has trained over 35,000 yoga teachers to date since 1969. The curriculum includes asanas, pranayama, meditation, Vedanta philosophy, anatomy / physiology, Bhagavad Gita, mantra, and kriyas. Please note one day per week will be free, but satsang must still be attended.

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 - Wake up
  • 06:00 - 07:30 Satsang: meditation, chanting, and lecture
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Yoga asana and pranayama class
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Vegetarian brunch
  • 10:45 - 11:45 Karma yoga (selfless service)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Kirtan or Bhagavad Gita class
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Main philosophy lecture
  • 16:00 - 18:00 How to teach yoga class
  • 18:00 - 18:45 Vegetarian dinner
  • 18:45 - 19:45 Free time for homework completion
  • 20:00 - 21:45 Satsang: meditation, chanting, and lecture

Curriculum breakdown:

Anatomy and physiology

  • The effects of Hatha yoga on major body systems
  • Yogic diet and nutrition
  • Ethical, health and spiritual reasons for vegetarianism

Bhagavad Gita Study

Commentary of the Bhagavad Gita, which is the most read classical scripture. It gives universal teachings on how to do your duty and conduct yourself in the battlefield of life.

Hatha yoga

  • Hatha yoga theory, the astral body
  • The nadis (energy channels) and chakras (energy centers)
  • Yoga asanas, the sun salutation and the 12 basic yoga postures
  • Advanced variations
  • Effects of asanas on the physical and astral body
  • Proper posture alignment
  • Deep relaxation, release of blocked energy
  • Pranayama kapalabhati, anuloma viloma (alternate nostril breath)
  • Advanced pranayama exercises, kriyas


  • Positive emotional effects of chanting
  • Correct pronunciation and mental attitude
  • Mantra and sound healing
  • Practice of opening of the heart to the divine


  • Meditation, 12 guidelines for meditation
  • Benefits of meditation
  • Mantras and mantra initiation (if requested)
  • Yoga philosophy and psychology
  • Techniques of meditation
  • Mechanics of the mind
  • Positive thinking techniques
  • Obstacles to meditation.
  • The Five Points of Yoga according to Swami Vishnu-devananda

Yoga philosophy

  • Psychology of the spiritual aspirant
  • Law of karma, Vedanta philosophy
  • Four classical yoga paths: Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Raja yoga
  • Eight limbs of yoga and Jnana yoga (Vedanta philosophy and techniques of self-enquiry).
  • Teaching the sun salutation and the 12 basic postures
  • The basic class
  • Teaching beginners and intermediate students
  • Adapt teaching to special groups

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Chengdu, China.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Vegetarian meals will be served during the retreat. The meals are not included in the price.

To preserve the spiritual atmosphere of the ashram, no meat, fish, eggs, alcohol, tobacco or narcotics are not allowed.

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

During your free time, you can relax at the ashram and explore the local surroundings of Chengdu's.

What's included

  • 2 sets of uniforms
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour ISYVC yoga teacher training certification
  • Bhagavad Gita class and yoga philosphy lecture
  • Daily meditation, chanting and lecture class
  • Hatha yoga theory lectures
  • Karma Yoga
  • Lessons included in the curriculum
  • Teachings about yogic diets and nutrition

What's not included

  • Airfare and travel expenses
  • Meals
  • Text books

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU). Airport pick-up is not included in the price. It is easiest to take a taxi from the airport to get to the temple. For more information on airport transfers, please send Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm an inquiry.

Arrival by bus/train

You can take a fast or normal train from the Chengdu Raiway Station to Qingchengshan Station. From there, you can take a taxi or take Bus line 102 to get to the temple.The nearest coach bus station is the Dujiangyan Bus Sation, where you can also take Bus line 102.

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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Arrival: Saturday September 7, 2019
Departure: Saturday October 5, 2019

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