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48 Days 500hr Deepam & Yoga Teacher Training in India

The Yoga of Liberation Yoga Teacher Training India

Come to India and join this life-changing program. This is your chance to practice complete liberation from the bad tendencies of the mind which create disease, pain, and distress. If you are a yoga enthusiast who want to focus on the ultimate experience of liberation through Surya yoga in the time of the most auspicious festival in the world of liberation, Deepam, then this experience is for you!

Retreat highlights

  • Daily Surya and Nidra yoga practice
  • Dakshinamurty temple special sessions
  • Daily yogic meditation and relaxation practices
  • Yoga therapy and Adviata philosophy discussions
  • Daily sacred walks to the sacred Arunachala Hill
  • 3 daily meals and scheduled herbal teas
  • 47 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

Yoga styles

48 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During the course, you will be accommodated in a single room. You may opt for a room with air conditioning or without one.

Sri Joydip Ashram India Yoga Teacher Training Program

This 500-hour yoga teacher training will take you to the deeper essence of Gyana yoga and its connection with liberation from Cita Vriitis which one may have attained in this lifetime, and also the Citta Vrittis which he may have attained in other lifetime, as Maharishi Patanjali puts the definition of yoga as "Cittavritta Nirodha".

You will be guided to explore the spiritual side of Surya yoga and how it affects both students and teachers and transform their lives, which not only heals the body from diseases, but also helps you receive wellness, happiness, and well-being, by creating a completely new condition and consciousness in life. This is your chance to practice complete liberation from the bad tendencies of the mind which create disease, pain, and distress.

The retreat will include daily Surya yoga sessions, pilgrimages to the holy sites of Tiruvanamalai, along with sacred walks around the sacred Arunachala Hill to explain the deeper significance of the temples and how architecture helps people to gain higher yogic and spiritual experience. The training will also includes session on yoga philosophy and discussions on kaivalya pada of the yoga sutras.

A special session will be conducted on Dakshinamurty (adi guru or adi yogi) temple where the science of Surya yoga was revealed to Sri Joydip in Tiruvannamalai. This is an advance course that will really sharpen your mind for a more detailed knowledge of yoga.

Upon completion, you will be able to receive a certificate issued by Sri Joydip Ashram. The ashram will also help facilitate students to receive their certificates by Quality Council of India at additional cost and time.

Sample daily schedule

  • 05:00 - 06:00 Daily Surya yoga
  • 06:00 - 08:00 Advaita satsang
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 12:00 Session on yoga therapy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Nidra yoga sessions and yogic relaxation
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Herbal tea
  • 15:00 - 19:30 Sacred walks around Arunachala with evening satsang
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Rest time

Included excursions

Dakshinamurty temple visit and sacred walks around Arunachala are included in the retreat price.


Sri Joydip
Sri Joydip is an international yoga teacher who taught yoga in international bodies like US Consulate, Indian Council of Cultural Relations, and corporate bodies like Birla and Eta Maelco. He gains his education in yoga and psychology from Sri Aurobindo Centre for advanced research, creative writing from British Council, management from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata and Reiki healing from Reiki Kendra, Mindfulness, and peak performance from Monash University. He has 30 years experience of yoga practice and 14 years experience of yoga teaching.

Retreat location

This yoga teacher training will be held in the Indian town of Tiruvannmalai, a place which is considered one of the greatest pilgrimage sites for receiving the ancient knowledge of Advaita Gyana.



  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga shala

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During the teacher training program, you will be served south Indian vegetarian dish (thali) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with tea breaks in between.

Things to do (optional)

Throughout your stay, you may explore the area where you are staying and try local dishes.

What's included

  • 3 daily meals
  • 47 nights private accommodation
  • Course tuition
  • Daily herbal tea
  • Daily Nidra yoga session
  • Daily sacred walks to Arunachala
  • Daily Surya yoga practice
  • Daily yogic relaxation and meditation
  • Kaivalya pada discussion of the yoga sutras
  • Pilgrimages to local holy sites
  • Special Dakshinamurty temple session
  • Yoga therapy and philosophy discussions

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Pick up and drop off service
  • Special tours

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chennai International Airport (MAA) or Bengaluru International Airport (BLR). Then, continue your journey by other means of transportation. Tiruvannamalai is three to four hour drive from Chennai or Bangalore and well connected place.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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