30 Days 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

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


Yoga Teacher Training in Auroville, India

  • 26 days with instruction
  • Join SriMa School of Transformational Yoga's yoga teacher training course which is designed to equip 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. The intermediate 500 level Yoga Teacher Training is a one month intensive course. Available all year round to those who have already completed 200 Hour or equivalent Yoga Teacher Training or relevant Yoga experience. This course will enable you to be a Master Level Teacher, with the tools, knowledge, wisdom and certification to Train 200 Hour Level Yoga Teachers.


    • Basic transformational yoga sequence
    • Asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation sessions
    • Learn techniques on Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, and Kundalini yoga
    • 500-hour Yoga Alliance International certificate
    • 29 nights accommodation
    • All daily meals

    Skill level

    • Advanced


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: Hindi, English
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    This 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. Private and shared room accommodation options are available for this retreat. The rooms have a shared bathroom and a common kitchen. Free Wi-Fi is also available.

    This masters level 500-hour Transformational yoga teacher training course is a four week intensive course.

    Transfomational yoga

    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, stabilize 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.

    During the Transformational yoga teacher training course the following techniques are applied in order to accomplish personal transformation for yourself and your future students:

    Asana: Asana training and practice is your opportunity to examine the asanas in depth, learn safe hands-on adjustments, modifications, and precise alignment. These asanas can be modified and are suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced and offer a holistic approach to health, while focusing on chakra activation, back strengthening, ab strengthening and a standing series. Two asana classes a day are taught; one for your personal practice and development and one teaching you how to teach others. You also have the opportunity to get supervised teaching practice. You will come away with a thorough knowledge of the asana sequences and the physical aspects of yoga, such as anatomy and physiology.

    Pranayama: Discover the healing potential of your breath. Breathing techniques are an essential component of Hatha yoga. Benefits include improved concentration, more energy, deeper sleep, and reduced stress levels. Not only does it feed the brain, but revitalises the body, since breath is the bridge between the body and the mind.

    Mantra: The science of vibration will be explored during the teacher training. Mantra chanting generates vibrations which are fundamental tools for altering the psyche, and producing a tranquil and balanced mind. In yogic practices, the growth of our awareness progresses with the help of these vibrations. By cleansing our minds with mantras, decision making becomes clearer, observation power is awakened; purification leads to improved concentration and a calm focused mind. Mantras will be translated and clearly explained.

    Meditation: Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and other relaxation techniques are included in the Transformational yoga teacher training course in order to give us an experience of our pure natures, in which our egos dissolve and we find inner silence. We will introduce dynamic Osho meditations, Raja, Zen and Karma yoga meditation, as well as silent walking meditation.

    Upon completion of our course you will receive 500-hour Yoga Alliance International certificate that qualifies you to teach confidently anywhere in the world. For deepening your personal practice and understanding 100-hour courses are also an option.

    What is covered in the course

    • Study of theory and practical techniques of Transformational yoga
    • Introduction to Hatha yoga, Prana yoga, Raja yoga, Bhakti yoga, Tantra yoga, and 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
    • Awakening of the spiritual body
    • Energy mechanics of Transformational yoga
    • Difference of Transformational yoga from other types of yoga
    • Introduction to meditation
    • Practice of Transformational yoga
    • Basic Transformational yoga sequence
    • Technique of Transformational yoga
    • I*nvocation 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

    Course syllabus

    • Awakening of the spiritual body
    • 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
    • The endocrine system
    • Kundalini yoga
    • Tantra yoga
    • Transformational yoga for children, young people, office workers and the elderly
    • Transformational yoga for illness
    • Asana modifications

    Daily schedule

    • 06:00 - 8:00: Yoga class
    • 08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast
    • 10:00 - 13:00: Theory class
    • 13:00 - 15:00: Lunch and rest time
    • 16:00 Meditation / yoga Nidra plus Q&A
    • 17:00 - 18: 30 Yoga class
    • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner

    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.

    • Balcony
    • Caf nearby
    • Dining area
    • Garden
    • Kitchen
    • Restaurant nearby
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Local market

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners are included with fresh, wholesome Vegetarian meals

    • 29 nights accommodation
    • 500-hour Yoga Alliance International certificate
    • All daily delicious vegetarian meals
    • Asana, pranayama, mudra and bandha with Swami Satyananda
    • One-to-one guidance with Swami Vidyanand
    • Required books and teaching manuals
    • Teacher training course tuition fee
    • Transformational yoga teacher training handbook
    • Weekly excursions
    • Additional tour cost
    • Airfare
    • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

    • Review by Troy from Australia

      "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."

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    • Review by Emily Gilchrist

      "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 "

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    • Review by Camille Gicquel from Nantes France

      "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!"

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    • Review by Thomas Rogg from Germany

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

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    • Review by Rita Mundkur from India

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

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    • Review by Tyler Ali from USA

      "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!"

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    • Review by Shashank Dutt Sharma from India

      "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."

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