22 Days 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training in Auroville, Tamilnadu, India

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Join this 200-hour teacher training of multi-style next to Auroville Community land of foremost. It is an international township with a spiritual objective. Thavathiru Yoga is committed to uniting the body, mind, and soul of each individual for a holistic and healthy lifestyle. Discover what it takes to be an inspiring yoga teacher and get completely equipped to become a professional. You will practice asanas, discover the philosophy of yoga, and learn the teaching methodology.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Daily pranayama and mantra classes
  • Yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, Siddha, and Ayurveda
  • Yoga teacher training courses certified by Yoga Alliance
  • Ashtanga primary series, Hatha, Restorative, and Yin yoga sessions
  • Daily healthy organic vegetarian meals
  • 21 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

21 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Sanskrit, Tamil, English
The maximum participants in the group is 30
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  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free bicycle
  • Internet access
  • Meeting room
  • Wireless internet

You can choose to stay in a triple sharing occupancy, single occupancy, or double sharing occupancy with shared bathroom.

Note: The students of the yoga teacher training in Auroville can also stay outside the campus and they can still pursue the course at 200 hours' yoga teacher training.

Thavathiru Yoga Teacher Training in India Program


Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance USA. The main areas that you cover in the program will be will be classified into five modules: Yoga teaching techniques, teaching methodology and yogic lifestyle, philosophy, anatomy and physiology, and practice. Registration with Thavathiru Yoga provides a globally recognized credential.

Yoga training

Whether you plan to teach yoga professionally or simply further deepen your own personal practice, Thavathiru Yoga teacher training program will give you the solid foundation from which your skills can develop. Traditional Hatha, Yin, and the Ashtanga primary series will be studied throughout the course. Students will also have daily meditation, pranayama, and mantra classes. This training features a mixture of meditation, pranayama, Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga primary series, Hatha, Restorative, Yin, and Aerial yoga.

Course details

Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga

  • Practice the primary series of Ashtanga vinyasa by K. Pattabhi Jois
  • Lead class and self-practice (Mysore style)
  • Learn how to adjust the students
  • Learn how to modify the difficult poses
  • Create your own vinyasa sequence
  • Key points: Ujjajji breath, dristhi, and bhandas

Traditional Hatha yoga

  • Learn asanas in a Sivananda traditional method
  • Sivananda sequence: 12 basic asanas
  • Learn the different aspects of Ashtanga yoga: pranayama, mudras, bandhas, and kriyas

Yin yoga

  • Yin yoga meridian opening practice
  • Heal your body and calm your mind
  • Yin-yang theory

Aerial Swing yoga

  • Experience the anti-gravity
  • Get all the benefits of inversions poses
  • Improve your flexibility, strength, core, and coordination
  • Learn how to design sequences for therapeutic treatment
  • Go beyond your limitations and fly


  • Nidra yoga
  • Kundalini meditation-theory of chakras
  • Pranic meditation
  • Trataka (candlelight meditation)
  • Cyclic meditation (stress management)

Bhakti yoga

  • Performing bhajan-kirtan with live music
  • Havan (fire ceremony for invocating energy)
  • Dancing

AcroYoga workshop

  • Learn how to trust
  • Partner yoga practice
  • Introduction to the basics of acro yoga: base, flyer, and spotter

Ayurveda and Siddha workshop

  • Learn the basics of Ayurveda: principals and theory
  • Body constitutions: three doshas
  • Relation between Ayurveda, Siddha, and yoga
  • Five elements principles
  • Diet and nutrition according to Ayurveda and Siddha

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Wake up
  • 06:00 Atikalai Valipaṭu (meditation, chanting, and worship)
  • 07:30 Tea time
  • 08:00 Pranayama, Surya Namaskar, and asana practice
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Karma yoga
  • 12:00 Lecture (yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, Siddha, and Ayurveda)
  • 13:00 Lunch break
  • 14:30 Lecture (yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, Siddha, and Ayurveda)
  • 16:00 Pranayama, Surya Namaskar, and asana practice
  • 17:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Iravu Valipaṭu (meditation, chanting, and worship)
  • 22:00 Lights out

Included excursions

You will enjoy a one-day excursion to the Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple, Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, and a backwater trip Pichavaram Mangrove Forest.


Thirunavukkarasu Jayaraman
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Thavathiru Yoga was founded by Thiru, who has a vast experience in imparting lessons in yoga under its different forms and styles. He is a certified yoga teacher from Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International India. His yogic art forms come out as a combination of Ashtanga, Shivananda, and Hatha yoga. He is a strong yoga philosopher and experienced Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin, and Aerial yoga. He had experience corporate yoga training in IBM Chennai and many universities. Thiru attraction towards meditation became strong when he started to attend the Arutprakasa Vallalār Chidamba.
Anbarasu Jayaraman
Anbarasu (Anbu) holds a master in yoga at Annamalai University for his holistic approach to balance the body and mind by synchronizing the breath. He guides you through a conscious, mindful practice with a focus on breath and holding each pose to create balance, harmony, and clarity in life to get a deeper knowledge of asana and meditation technique.
Karthi J.
As a perennial knowledge seeker, Karthi holds a master in Annamalai University. He was born into a family of yogis who practice in the ancient style that characterizes the South Indian yoga tradition. He is a talented teacher as well as a teacher trainer and has been teaching for 20 years. Through expert adjustments and a deep understanding of asana, his students’ abilities, and injuries, he is able to push his trainees to the next level in their personal practice as well as their own teaching.

Retreat location

This yoga teacher training will be located next to Auroville community in Wunderhaus, 4 Kedars House, Meerambikai Garden, Chinna Mudaliar Chavadi Near Kaali Kovil, Kottakuppam, 605104 Pondicherry, India.


Auroville is known as the "City of Dawn", it is a place that anyone with idealistic leanings will love: an international community dedicated to peace, sustainability, and 'divine consciousness', where people from across the globe, ignoring creed, colour, and nationality, work together to build a universal, cash-free, and nonreligious township.

Unique features


  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Swimming


  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala


  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Three healthy organic vegetarian meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and herbal tea or herbal drink in the morning, afternoon, and dinner will be served.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Apart from the daily schedule, which includes yoga and meditation classes, open discussions about life, evening activities such as talent show, and Nidra yoga, you are always welcome to explore the beautiful surroundings of Puducherry Beach.

You can also explore Auroville, Tamil Nadu, spend some time sunbathing, go for a swim, or explore the local village nearby. Additionally, there are many different events and treatments offered at the village. You also have a chance to have South Indian most famous pilgrimages trip to Tiruvannamalai, Chidambaram, and Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple.

What's included

  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Yoga teacher training courses certified by Yoga Alliance
  • Daily pranayama and mantra classes
  • Yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, Siddha, and Ayurveda
  • Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga primary series, Hatha, Restorative, and Yin yoga sessions
  • Daily healthy organic vegetarian meals
  • 21 nights' accommodation
  • A complete course manual
  • One notebook and pen
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Airport pickup from Chennai International Airport (MAA)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Spa treatment
  • Visa

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chennai International Airport (MAA). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Thavathiru Yoga provides airport pickup from Chennai International Airport (MAA). They can also assist you in booking a taxi which will meet you and bring you directly to Thavathiru Yoga. A taxi charge for such a pick-up is approximately 3300 INR.

Arrival by bus

You can reach Le Ciel Homestay by the road from Chennai International Airport (MAA), it is a three-hour journey by bus.

Arrival by taxi

You can reach Le Ciel Homestay by the road from Chennai International Airport (MAA), it is a two and a half hours' journey by taxi.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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