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21 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Auroville

  • Tenderness Guest House, Kuyilapalyam, Auroville, Viluppuram, Tamil Nadu 605101, India


Yoga Teacher Training in India

Transformational Yoga is an integral approach to physical health, emotional balance, and mental and spiritual clarity founded and created by Swami Vidyanand, a renowned yoga master. Transformational Yoga gives you the tools you need in order to make a difference in your everyday life. In depth focus of asanas, the chakras, mantras, and breathing and meditation techniques gives you the knowledge you need to purify your body, stabilise your emotions, focus your mind, and increase your spiritual well-being. Swami Vidyanand founded SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga to share his teaching and learning.


  • Joint cleaning
  • Yoga transformation techniques
  • Introduction to meditation methods
  • Introduction to Hatha, Prana, Raja, Bhakti, Tantra and Kundalini yoga
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 20 days with instruction
  • English, French, Hindi
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Standard single room

There is a single room available near to Auroville with the perfect location. It has not attached bathroom (shared bathroom), common kitchen. In the single room only one person can stay. Free Wi-Fi available.

Standard double bed room

There is a double room available in the Auroville with the perfect location. It has not attached bathroom (shared bathroom), common kitchen. In the room only two people can stay. Free Wi-Fi available.

Our course equips you with the knowledge, confidence, and inspiration you need to become an outstanding yoga teacher and a balanced serene individual who is ready to lead others in their yoga practice. During our courses you are ensured personal attention, since our batch sizes are limited to 12 students. You will learn how to use yogas healing powers to transform yourself and bring its positive effects into your own and your students lives. Upon completion of our course you will receive a 200-hour Yoga Alliance International certificate that qualifies you to teach confidently anywhere in the world. For deepening your personal practice and understanding 200-hour courses are also an option.

Daily schedule:

  • 06:00 - 8:00: Yoga class
  • 08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00: Theory class
  • 13:00 - 15:00: Lunch & rest time
  • 16:00 - 17:00: Meditation / Yog Nidra + Q&A
  • 17:00 - 18:00: Yoga class
  • 18:00 - 19:30: Personal time / Free time
  • 19:30 - 20:30: Dinner
  • (Subject to last minute changes according to situation)

Study of theory and practical techniques of transformational yoga:

  • Practice of transformational yoga
  • Introduction to Hatha yoga, Prana yoga, Raja yoga, Bhakti yoga, Tantra yoga, Kundalini yoga
  • Introduction to transformational yoga
  • Introduction to Para and Apara dimensions of consciousness
  • Introduction of the 7 chakras and their relation with the 4 bodies
  • Prana body and energy flow and functions of the 5 pranas
  • Impurities, effects and purification techniques for the 4 bodies
  • Energy mechanics of transformational yoga
  • Difference of transformational yoga from other types of yoga
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Basic transformational yoga sequence
  • Technique of transformational yoga
  • Invocation of divine mother light through mantras
  • 5 prana techniques (Apana, Samana, Maha, Udana, Vyana)
  • Joint cleaning
  • Yogic energy awakening science (Kriyas)
  • Introduction to pranayama (Kapalabhati, Brahmari, Nadi Shodhana)
  • Yoga asanas (practice of 4 Transformational Yoga asana sets)
  • Mantra sounds for chakra relaxation, purification and activation
  • Element mantra for the chakras
  • Introduction to meditation methods
  • Observation and awareness techniques
  • Introduction to yoga Nidra
  • Energy mechanics of transformational yoga
  • Difference of transformational yoga from other types of yoga
  • Different meditation methods
  • Diet and lifestyle for yoga teachers
  • Yoga Nidra for specific aims
  • Yogic energy awakening science (Kriyas)
  • Introduction to the Bandhas

Swami Vidyanand

Swami Vidyanand is a renowned yoga master and the founder of transformational yoga, an innovative yogic system that synthesizes techniques of Hatha, White Tantra, Raja, Mantra, Ashtanga and Kundalini yoga to bring about rapid transformation. His signature system is inspired by the integral yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and was developed when he taught yoga for more than a decade at the Sri Aurobindo ashram, Delhi branch.

Today Swami Vidyanand operates as an urban master, using the yogic system he has developed to help individuals in big cities rid and heal themselves of stress. In Hong Kong, Swami Vidyanand has led transformational yoga courses at the centre of behavioral Health of the University of Hong Kong. He founded SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga in New Delhi, India, of which he is now spiritual head. Swami Vidyanand is also the founder of yoga Alliance International, Yoga Alliance India, Yoga Alliance Europe and the grand master Courses of Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, meditation, transformational yoga and yoga therapy.

Swami Vidyanand mastered yoga in the traditional Indian yogic way, through apprenticeships under enlightened yoga masters in India and anonymous ascetics in the Himalayas. Hailing from a long line of renowned bhakti yogis, he was born into the deeply spiritual environment of Datiya, an area in Madhya Pradesh, India, recognized as being one of the 17 sacred centers of tantra in India. His first guru was his father, Sri Harihar Goswami, a highly respected devotional yogi and founder of the Yoga Mandir of Datiya.

Swami Vidyanands techniques are well recognized in India, evident from the respect he has received from cultural bodies, such as the prestigious Bharat Nirman, an organisation that recognises individual efforts to promote ancient Indian wisdom, systems and practices; from which he has received their highest award, The Bhaskar Award.

Camille Gicquel,

Camille Gicquel Chairperson, Yoga Alliance International, France Camille was born in the West of France and got introduced to Yoga thanks to her Mom, an experienced practitioner, who convinced her to attend a class of Hatha yoga thinking that it may help channelize her energy and anxious nature, and it was a revelation! However, after studying a diversity of fields and working in a lot of others, something was still missing in her life for her to be truly happy. Her love for travelling and her thirst for discoveries, encounters and new experiences finally took her to India, the ancestral place of traditional yoga. Her encounter with Swami Vidyanand and his system of Transformational Hatha Yoga have then totally convinced her that she wanted to live her life following the path of Yoga. Camille is a Yoga Alliance International Certified Yoga Teacher for 500 hours level, Master in Transformational Yoga and Meditation. She studied under the guidance of Swami Vidyanand in New Delhi and Auroville. She is also the Chair Person of Yoga Alliance International France and in charge of SriMa School Auroville branch.

Pondicherry, a hidden gem of south east India and a former French colony on the Sea of Bengal, retains all of its charm and gentility of colonial times. Visit the birthplace of yoga and youll understand why its traditions have endured for millennium and they continue to have relevance and value in our modern world. Our transformational yoga teacher training course (TTC) will take place at Tenderness Guesthouse in Auroville near Pondicherry, a perfect location in close proximity to both the Matrimandir and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, which the Mother had once called a veritable laboratory to work out the future society.

  • General
  • Balcony
  • Caf nearby
  • Dining area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Services
  • Local market
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance nearby
  • Wireless internet
  • 200-hour yoga alliance international certificate
  • Accommodation in shared room
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Required books and teaching manuals
  • Transformational yoga handbook
  • Airfare
  • Additional tour cost
For information about the booking conditions, please send SriMa School of Transformational Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Troy from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga course was a great experience and I am very happy to have been in Auroville. I now have many tools and a great understanding of how to really practice transformational yoga. It's is a full program of how to integrate many types of yoga into the one practice. My time there has changed me and I now feel very excited about how my life will unfold. Thanks so much Swami G and Camille and all the students who are now teachers.", edited

  • Review by Emily Gilchrist
    10 out of 10

    "I am thrilled to been a part of the course and I feel I have gained a much deeper insight into the understanding of our entire based on all four bodies.The mantras and the pranayama have helped release deep blockages and have been very cleansing and purifying.I look forward to experiences of my future practice and sharing this system with others "

    SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Camille Gicquel from Nantes France
    10 out of 10

    "Once lost and unable to find a purpose to my own existence, I now feel so clear and confident. Transformational Yoga and the teachings of Swami Vidyanand truly opened my horizon to a level I would never have expected. I am grateful to the Divine who made my path cross Swamiji's, he is such a knowledgeable, wise and truthful being, sharing his life experience of Yoga with such simplicity and Love. Whether you want to become a "better version of yourself", more serene and confident and/or a great knowledgeable teacher and make a living out of yoga, SRIMA, through Transformational Yoga, gives you the opportunity to realize yourself as YOUR TRUE SELF and that makes all the difference with any experience of Yoga I have had in the past!"

    SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Thomas Rogg from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "The lessons were good, clear, structured and easy to understand. It was a good mixture of practical and theoretical wisdom."

    SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Rita Mundkur from India
    10 out of 10

    "I felt positive towards everything around me and a lot of hope to live and be happy."

    SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Tyler Ali from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Through Mothers grace and blessings Swami Vidyanand's Transformational Yoga technique has taken my once intoxicated and destructive self and put me in touch with peace, bliss, harmony etc, this is the first i had felt with this beautiful system it has introduced a new divine feeling to follow in my life, a very happy adventure. Thank you Swami ji!"

    SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Shashank Dutt Sharma from India
    10 out of 10

    "Srima Yoga, has enriched my life beyond imagination. I used to be filled with anxiety and get irritated easily. That has changed and its a new ME who handles life with calmness and serenity, of course it has done wonders for me physically. But, its the overall impact on my life that has come about thanks to Srima Yoga that needs to be felt and is beyond description."

    SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga website, edited

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SriMa School of Transformational Yoga equips people with the knowledge, confidence, and inspiration to become an outstanding yoga teacher.

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