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48 Days 500hr Deepam & Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Tiruvannamalai, 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!


  • 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
  • 48 days with instruction
  • 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.

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

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 has his education in 'Yoga and Psycology' from Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advance Research, 'Creative writing' from British Council, and 'Management' from Indian Institute of Management , Kolkata and 'Reiki Healing' from Reiki Kendra, "Mindfulness and Peak performance" from University of Monash. He has 30 years of Yoga practice and 14 years of Yoga teaching experience.

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

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

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

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

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.

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


  • Review by Ishita Sinha from West Bengal, India
    10 out of 10

    "I have been suffering from insomnia for a long time. Surya yoga and Surya Kriya in wellness program helped me to cure insomnia and have good sleep after a long time. I feel refreshed and energetic now."

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  • Review by Tapas Rui Das from West Bengal, India
    10 out of 10

    "I was having a problem with my memory for some time. I was not able to remember what I was studying. After doing wellness program mindfulness practice, I was able to concentrate and my memory improved."

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  • Review by Leda Cecilio Citro from Argentina
    10 out of 10

    "Being a certified yoga teacher with Argentina Yoga Alliance and a spiritual practitioner with Self Realization Fellowship for many years, this is the best experience I have had with any Kriya yoga. I feel so well. After doing the Surya Shakti Kriya in the wellness program of Sri Joydip Ashram, I feel like floating and it is with so much energy that I experience, I have become one with the solar energy. There is nothing on earth like it."

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  • Review by Vasant Subramanyan from India
    10 out of 10

    "Joydip is a tenacious and insightful person who thrives on challenges. He has a strong understanding of numerous subjects and believes in research and investigation as being prime planks to better content. Tapping into his educational and training experience is always a pleasure."

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  • Review by Hari Balasubramanian from India
    10 out of 10

    "Joydip is a very serious and commited professional who is extremely dependable and transparent. I strongly recommend that he should be part of your network."

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  • Review by Shoummo Acharya from India
    10 out of 10

    "Joydip is a very energetic professional, excellent consultant, and a very good teacher. He will go places."

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  • Review by Naquib Hatami from USA
    10 out of 10

    "As a CEO of several companies during the past 12 years, rarely have I come across an individual with remarkable intelligence, integrity, and self-initiative. Those you do not have to tell what to do or how to do it, with so much enthusiasm in doing their tasks, not to appease their bosses, but to satisfy the fire of passion that burns in them. Joydip is one of those individuals I am fortunate to know and fearful to lose, as he eventually will move on to continue his consulting work and to pursue the solid personal and career goals he has so meticulously set out for himself."

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  • Review by Liz Bacon from England
    10 out of 10

    "I have not worked with Joydip extensively. However, for the small period of time we did work together, he was a very enthusiastic person who showed himself as a person who is very committed to his work."

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  • Review by Abhishek Rungta from India
    10 out of 10

    "I have found Joydip to be a detail-oriented and committed person who has a good understanding of technology and business. He does his homework well and comes up with ideas which can help you solve the problem at hand. I would highly recommend him."

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  • Review by Trudy Heller from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Joydip is a visionary entrepreneur and a natural leader. He has valuable insights into the leading edge of business and the capacity to inspire others. He has a rare combination of skills in both the practical aspects of business operations and strategic vision. He is a pleasure to work with."

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