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Advanced Yoga Teacher Training India

This 300-hour yoga teacher training course is for those who have completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training course or those who have the 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate. Swami Samarpan Ashram will provide special skills of the 300-hour yoga teacher training course so that you will be able to teach others and yourself. The course will combine advanced training in yoga asanas, pranayama, mudras, and bandhas.

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • 2 meditation sessions a day
  • Yoga anatomy and physiology
  • Karma Yoga Mandatory practice
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Main lectures in philosophy and psychology
  • 300-hour yoga teacher training
  • 20 nights' accommodation
  • Vegetarian food

Yoga styles

19 days with instruction
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person)
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  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Car rental
  • Free parking

Accommodation is really simple with a triple bed but you can request for a private room with a common bathroom.



Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)

Many schools provide training the body but no school gives importance to the mind. So Swami Samarpan Ashram will teach you how to manage the mind under a 300-hour yoga teacher training course in the system of the Bihar yoga and Sivananda yoga with a long traditional approach and much more. Swami Samarpan Ashram has a special brand of yoga which is today well known around the world, Samarpan yoga.

Swami Samarpan Ashram is a unique school that is founded by Paramahamsa Himalayan Master Swami Samarpan direct disciple of the Paramahamsa Swami Niranjan of the Bihar School of Yoga which is known to all.

How to manage the mind?

Managing the mind is very simple which remains remain positive towards all kinds of attitude. The nature of the mind is to create all kinds of problems in your life and all your actions. Why is your mind creating all kinds of problems? It has two reasons: one is personal expectations and needs and the other is a reactive mind of your normal situations which is important for survival.

On this 300-hour yoga teacher training course, you will study the psychology of the mind how to manage the different aspects of the mind and its faculties by practice asanas, pranayama, yoga Nidra, Chidakasha Dharana, Kundalini Tantric meditations, and much more techniques.

This 300-hour yoga teacher training course will help you on how to develop your personal skills with regular meditations and various methods of yoga. The aim of the course, one has to make efforts in order to ensure to teach others and at the same time to survive with the inner balance of the mind.

This 300-hour yoga teacher training course gives you a personal determination on how to move forward with teaching yoga and personal life. You are very welcome to join this course along with monastic life as well as the modern approach of the Swami Samarpan Ashram and Tantra at Rishikesh, Himalayas.

This 300-hour yoga teacher training course will help you on how to be free from your own contradiction of life. Swami Samarpan Ashram will teach you 11 ways of yoga: Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, Jnana yoga, Kundalini yoga, Mantra yoga, the flow of Hatha yoga, yoga Nidra, Kriya yoga, Karma yoga, fire yoga, and Chakra yoga. One can learn how to teach systematically from the body, the mind, and up to spirit.

Swami Samarpan Ashram has many qualities of life such as sattvic, rajasic, and tamasic. Most of the time you learn yoga very basically which you do not touch your depth of the mind.

Here, you can learn how to touch the deep level of the mind, the inner dimension of life, and its emotions. Swami Samarpan Ashram will provide special teaching in 300-hour yoga teacher training course on how to understand five elements that are functioning within yourself as well as the action and reactions of the mind.

Many schools are giving too much importance only to physical training but they forget the mind completely which is the most important of the training. The mind is the cause of all your suffering and freedom. Without mind, one cannot move one inch in life. Still many schools ignore the mind completely. Here in Samarpan School of Yoga and Tantra, you will be taught the most profound ways of the teachings which are very different than other schools not only in Rishikesh but around the globe.


The goal of this training program is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others. The curriculum is based on the five points of yoga which can be understood as the practical application of the traditional four paths of yoga. The intensive daily schedule includes two meditation sessions, two yoga classes, two lectures, and one hour of service to the ashram community. One day a week is lecture-free.

Asanas (yoga postures), a daily teaching practice class is devoted to teaching you how to teach asanas and pranayama. A daily asana practice class gives you the opportunity to practice your own asanas and will help to build a good habit of practice. The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises:

  • Sun salutation
  • 12 basic yoga postures
  • 100 asana variations, from intermediate level to advanced
  • Postural alignment
  • Deep relaxation with autosuggestion
  • Release of blocked energy
  • Training sessions for all age groups

Benefits of asanas

  • Control emotions
  • Improve the power of concentration
  • Rid the body of excess fat
  • Enhance physical fitness
  • Relieve chronic ailments such as constipation, rheumatism, and stomach complaints
  • Stimulate circulation
  • Stabilize thyroid functions
  • Keep muscles youthful and supple into old age


  • Expands capacity of the lungs
  • Relaxes the nervous system
  • Balances the two hemispheres of the brain
  • Purifies the nadis (subtle energy channels)
  • Awakens the inner spiritual energy
  • Kapalabhati (lung cleansing exercise)
  • Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing)
  • Ujjayi, surya bheda, bhastrika, sitali, sitkari, and bhramari
  • Samanu (mental cleansing of the nadis)
  • The three bandhas: jalandhara, mula, and uddiyana


Tratak, neti, kapalabhati, dhauti, nauli, and basti: six classical purification exercises for the eyes, nose, air passages, esophagus and stomach, abdominal organs, and large intestine. Explanation and demonstration of the exercises and its effects on individual instruction.

Yoga anatomy and physiology

  • Introduction to the major body systems
  • The effects of asanas and pranayama on the cardiovascular system, respiration, digestion, skeletal and muscular systems, endocrine system
  • The eight systems of the body
  • Yoga and physical culture
  • Diet and nutrition

Karma and reincarnation

  • The law of action and reaction
  • The law of compensation
  • The law of retribution
  • Destiny and self-effort

Teaching practice

  • How to teach the 12 basic postures and breathing exercises to beginners and intermediate students
  • Setting up of a proper environment for class
  • General pointers on teaching a class
  • The basic Sivananda class
  • Beginners' course
  • Advanced postures
  • Yoga for children
  • Yoga for older citizens
  • Yoga for pregnancy
  • Relaxation
  • Detailed correction workshops

In the second half of the training course, participants will teach each other under the guidance of an experienced instructor.

Yoga nutrition

  • Vegetarianism for ethical, spiritual, and health reasons
  • How diet affects the mind
  • Proper balance of the main nutrients
  • Ayurvedic principles of nutrition
  • Healing effects of fasting
  • Meditation
  • Guide to meditation
  • What is meditation
  • Why meditate
  • Physical and mental meditation
  • 12-step daily practice
  • Effects of and experiences in meditation
  • Mantras - spiritual energy in sound
  • Mantra initiation (if desired)

Hatha yoga

  • Ethical and moral principles
  • Body - prana (life energy) - mind
  • From control over the body to control over the mind and meditation

Raja yoga

  • Ashtanga - the eight steps of yoga
  • Antahkarana - functions of the mind
  • Concentration and meditation

Kundalini yoga

  • The absolute and how it manifests itself in nature
  • Macrocosmos and microcosmos
  • The seven chakras
  • The awakening of cosmic energy

Bhakti yoga

  • Kirtan: chanting of classical Sanskrit mantra
  • Indian gods and their cosmic meaning
  • Arati and pujas (traditional Indian rituals)

Chanting opens the heart and purifies the mind. With daily chanting, you develop a strong feeling of devotion and very pure vibration. In devotional chanting correct pronunciation, devotional attitude, and awareness of meaning are all important.

Karma yoga

Karma yoga is the practice of selfless service and helps to reduce selfishness and egoism and keeps you fit and healthy and gives immeasurable joy. You will be asked to do various tasks within the ashram setting including gardening, cooking, cleaning, office work, and any other work necessary for the smooth running of the community.

  • The law of cause and effect
  • Samsara - the wheel of birth and death
  • Karma yoga - selfless service: one hour daily in the ashram community

Jnana yoga

  • Basic concepts of Vedanta philosophy
  • The seven Bhoomikas or planes of consciousness
  • Space, time, causation
  • The three bodies
  • The three levels of the mind
  • Conquest of death

Satsang means being in companionship with the truth and with the wise. The course Satsang consists of half an hour of silent meditation, half an hour chanting, and a talk or reading on aspects of yoga philosophy. It will help you to develop a strong and steady meditation practice and show you the way to peace and happiness.

A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. Basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful but not essential. A sincere desire to learn and openness to the teachings of yoga is required. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures, and asana classes.


  • Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the ashram rules may be dismissed from the course.
  • Please note that students are responsible for making their own way to the course. Details of how to get there will be sent to you upon registration. Please arrive on the day before the course is scheduled to commence. The departure will be the day after the course finishes. Please do not arrive late or plan to leave early. You may wish to arrive a few days earlier to acclimatize to the new environment or stay longer after the course has finished. You need to liaise directly with the ashram to arrange this.

Karma yoga is an important and vital part of the course.

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Wake up
  • 06:30 Meditation
  • 07:15 - 09.00 Asanas, pranayamas, Mudras, Bandhas and Kriyas
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Karma Yoga
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Main lecture in philosophy and Psychology
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Adjustments or sightseeings or meeting living Gurus of Ashrams
  • 19:30 Satsang (meditation, chanting, lecture)
  • 20:15 Rest


Swami Samarpanananda Saraswati

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Rishikesh, Dehradun, India. Swami Samarpan Ashram in Rishikesh is situated around hills environment.


  • Laxman Jhula - 20 minutes' walk


Unfortunately, it is not possible to cater to personal dietary preferences beyond the yogic-vegetarian meals. You will have a basic Ayurveda and no hot spices meals during the retreat.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

What's included

  • 1 hour of service to the ashram community
  • 2 lectures daily
  • 2 meditation sessions a day
  • 20 nights’ accommodation
  • Comprehensive yoga teacher training program
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Vegetarian food

What's not included

  • Bank charges - 85 EUR

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.
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