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25 Days Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai

  • #103, opp to hotel byblos, Tecom Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE

25 Days Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai

  • #103, opp to hotel byblos, Tecom Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE

Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai

Our Yoga Alliance Ashtanga and Hatha yoga teacher training is a best opportunity to learn many courses at a time freely. Courses are yoga therapy, prenatal yoga, mudra yoga, acro yoga, advance asana sessions etc.

A brief summary of what student will learn

Our TTC covers some of the important yoga concepts of great masters of India with their techniques and approach to enrich our Teachers knowledge and to become standard Teacher. Our RYS TTC is based on Mysore Style-Ashtanga and Iyengar Style. Ashtanga Yoga(Raja Yoga) purifies mental body and rational body. Hatha Yoga purifies physical body and pranic body. Ashtanga Yoga cannot be practiced without Hatha Yoga Support and vice versa to get sidhis ( yogic benefits and powers) as yoga text says.[Reference- Ashtanga- yoga sutra of Pathanjali, light on yoga by B.K.S.Iyengar, Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swathmarama , etc. We focus on different classical Hatha Yoga concepts also.

Dubai Yoga Teachers Training Course includes a brief information of Yoga Therapy , Mudra yoga , Prenatal yoga , Acro yoga within the course. These courses will be given in detail only in Home School Mysore , India.


  • Breathing exercises
  • 20 days accommodation
  • Detoxification or Shat Kriya
  • Advanced collection of asanas
  • Yoga theory and Philosophy class
  • Pranayama practice with full details
  • Self study and many yoga related activities
  • Teaching feedback and teaching practice classes
  • Sun salutations and yogic exercises
  • Ethics and morals for yoga teacher
  • Chants and enough Spirituality
  • Western Anatomy classes
  • Karma yoga opportunity
  • Meditation practice
  • Indian anatomy
  • 20 days with instruction
  • English
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Basic accommodation will be given for this retreat with the given price. The cost may change depending on some extra facilities and needs.

As we have realized, students wanted to have their own comfortable accommodation in Dubai depending on Dubai life style convenience.

Interested students can also book course only and booking details will be set by deducting accommodation cost. Accommodation is arranged depending on availability and early bookings made minimum of 45 days. Yogadarshanam may also help you find your own accommodation. You may book online as well since Dubai has very good hotel and service apartments and facilities.

Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

Yoga technical classes: Analysis of asanas, pranayama, kriyas, bhandas, mudras with its name, background, steps, limitation, common mistakes, application, benefits, modifications, variations, coutra indications, curative values for therapy, a way of sequence formation etc.

Yoga training classes: Includes practice of all yoga techniques asanas, pranayama, mudra, bandha, different school of sun salutations and moon salutations, yoga therapy sessions, pre-natal yoga, advance yoga courses, etc with demonstration, observation, style, corrections, different yoga sequence formation

Yoga anatomy and physiology classes: Study of human body (cells and tissues, skins, bones, joints, muscles, respiratory, circulatory, digestive and excretory system) from medical and yoga point of view.

Yoga philosophy and ethics classes: Includes study of (Ashtanga yoga) 8 limbs yoga scriptures(yoga sutra), life of a yogi, principles of yoga, yoga in education (physical education and values) panchakosha, panchaprana, chakras, ethics for yoga teacher, classroom environment, different streams of yoga etc.

Yoga practical classes: Students should assist the classes led by the main teacher and also teach by themselves (4 classes) and 4 classes for row beginners. This is expression and application of their comprehension and skill.

Seva yoga / Karma yoga classes: The students have to help to run the yoga school, which includes office work, organization, and public relations. Seva is serving and helping others with compassion, serving not for personal gratification but to up lift others. Seva is also an offering with best thoughts, sympathy, and compassion without others force (individually or in groups).

Yoga meditation and relaxation classes: Includes study of different school of meditation; students can apply any of the meditation which is suitable for them. During training, students should study at least 5 meditation techniques. The students can then apply the suitable meditation techniques to their students in the future. Different kinds of relaxation techniques are also included which are discovered from different yoga research centers. Also includes active shavasana, instant relaxation technique, quick relaxation technique, deep relaxation technique, anupreksha, yoga nidra, belly breathing etc.

Self practice classes: Includes study of different school of meditation, study of different yoga systems, great Indian yoga gurus, different yoga books, sharing knowledge, discussion, case study etc. Students should study themselves as the direction of the Guru.

Yoga activities classes: Includes teaching Krida yoga (for children), talent expression, creative work, yogic games, cultural programs like bhajanas, chanting, drama, role-play, drawing of yoga postures and concepts, yoga practice in deep forest, on stone, holy places (temples) yoga trip, tree climbing, hill climbing, stone climbing, water playing etc.

Yoga classes daily schedule: Yogadarshanam usually offers the same usual routine for their yoga teacher training courses:


  • Kapal Bhati(Frontal Brain cleancing and Lungs)
  • Trataka-eye cleansing
  • Jala nethi(nasal clancing with water)
  • Sutra nethi(nasal cleancing with rubber cathetor))
  • Vamana dhauthi(upper alimentary track)
  • Agnisar (Churning)- Preparation
  • Nauli Right Middle Left and Nauli Chalana-Preparation
  • Shankaprakshalana(alimentary canal cleancing-mouth to anus) Lagoo(Half)

Yoga therapy training

  • Basic elements of yoga therapy.
  • Panchkosha, Panchaprana, Tridosa theory.
  • Yogic concept of illness.
  • Yogic Management of Diseases- Concept, Plan, Application, etc
  • Study of yoga therapy for Many important diseases in detail with materials along with following practices

Study of yoga therapy exercises

  • For head
  • For eyes
  • For nose
  • For ears
  • For mouth cavity-teeth
  • For neck
  • For shoulders
  • For arms
  • For chest
  • For stomach-abdomen muscles
  • For waist
  • For ankle and toes
  • For knees
  • For spinal chord -back

Study of yogic breathing exercises

  • Ankle stretch breathing
  • Hands in and out breathing
  • Hands stretch breathing (at 90,135,180degree)
  • Tiger breathing-A & B,
  • Dog breathing (abdomen),
  • Rabbit breathing (thorax),
  • Shashankasana breathing
  • Cobra breathing, locust breathing
  • Shalabhasana breathing
  • Straight leg rise breathing
  • Yogic movements- study of warm up exercises
  • Jogging front, back, sides, leg swinging
  • Posterior and anterior stretching
  • Sides stretching
  • Spinal twist
  • Parivritta trikonasana stretching
  • Hamstring stretch exercises
  • Quadriceps exercises
  • Waist loosening exercises
  • Shoulder loosening exercises
  • Hip opener- exercises
  • Study of yogic resting poses
  • Sithali tadsana
  • Mukha dhauti
  • Shashankasana
  • Sithalidandasana
  • Makarasana
  • Child pose (balasana)
  • Nispandasana
  • Shavasana

Meditations (different school of meditaion)

  • A.Om-Meditation
  • B.Chakras meditation (psychic centers)

Students should practice 1 and 2 regularly during YTTC. The following meditation techniques are only for theoretical study during 200-hour yttc and can be taken for self-study (swadhyaya) during training.

  • Japa meditation
  • Silent meditation
  • Cyclic meditation
  • So-hum meditation with breathing (breathing of the soul)


  • Shavasana
  • Yoga nidra-yogic sleep

The following Asanas will be taught in detail with limitations, Benefits, Techniques, etc. along with 23 basic set of Asanas (Shivananda and Svyasa )from which all Asanas are generated originally


Name of the Asanas

  • Surya Namaskar
  • Stithi(Tadasana),Namaskarasana,UrdhavaHasthasana,Pada Hasthasana,Ekapadaprasaranasana,Devepada prasaranasana(or %Dandasana),Sastanganamaskarasana,Bhujangasana,BudarasanaEkapada prasaranasana,Pada Hastasana,UrdhvaHastasana,Tadasana
  • Leg balancing pose)(Tadasana)
  • Parvatasana ,Vrikshasana+ Vriksha Kriya,Utkatasana(1,2,3,) ,GarudasanaUtitha Hasta Padangustasana(3 types),Natarajasana,ParshvaKatiChakrasanaArdhaKatiChakrasana(I & II & III)
  • Triangle pose (Trikonasana)
  • Uthita hastapadasana,Parshva hastapadasana,Trikonasana -I & II,Parshvakonasana,Parshottanasana,Parivritaparshvakonasana,Veerabhadrasana %A,Veerabhadrasana B,Veerabhadrasana C,ArdhaChandrasanaPrasarita padottanasana -I, II,III,IV, Parighasana A & B
  • Head Balance (SirshaSana)
  • Uttanasana,Padangustasana,Padahastasana A & B,Adhomukha Svanasana A & B,Samatholanasana A,B,C,Vasistasana A & B & C,Chaturanga dandasana,Ordhva Mukha Shvanasana,Anjaneyasana,Adhomukha Veerasana,Vajrasana ,Sirshasana
  • Front Bending (pascimottanasana)
  • Dandasana,Ordhvahasta dandasana,Paschimottanasana,Poorothanasana A, Janu Sirshasana,Ardha padma paschimothanasana,Ardha baddha padma paschimothanasana,Parivritta Janu -SirshasanaTrianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana ,Krounchasana,Marichyasana A & B,Upavistakonasana,OrdhvaUpavitakonasana,Kormasana,Baddakonasana
  • Backbending (Sitting)
  • Supta Vajrasana,Ustrasana ,Veerasana ,Supta veerasana A & B &CParyankasana,Shashankasana
  • Prone pose (Back bending)
  • Bhujangasana A & B & C,Shalabasana A,B,C,D,Bekasana (Ekapada & Dwipada),Dhanurasana,Parshva Dhanurasana,Anantasana,Makarasana
  • Supine pose (Back bending)
  • Chakrasana, Setubandasana A & B, Supta padangustasana I & II, Naavasana (Ardha & poorna), Suptakonasana, Ordhva, Mukha, Paschimottanasana
  • Twisting pose
  • Vakrasana ,Marichyasana -C,D,Baradvajasana A & BArdha Mastyendrasana
  • Hand Balancing pose (Gomukasana)
  • Utita dandasana,Gomukhasana ,Padmasana ,Baddha PadmasanaYoga Mudra,Padma namanasana,Supta Padmasana,GorakshasanaTolasana A & B,Mayurasana,Hamsasana
  • ShoulderStand pose (Sarvangasana)-Finishing Poses
  • Sarvangasana and variations: Halasana, Karnapidasana, Niralamba Sarvangasana (no support), Ordhva Padmasana, Matsyasana (Ardha and Poorna), Uttana padasana I&II
  • Rest
  • Shavasana

Week Days Time table

  • Be ready at the studio at 9.15 am
  • 9.30 am to 11.00 am Sunsalutation and Asanas Practice (includes Ashtanga and Hatha)
  • 11.00 to 11.15 Short Break
  • 11.15 to 12.00pm Pranayama and Meditation
  • 12.00 pm to 1.00pm Theory and Methodology of Breathing exercises, Warm Up, Sun Salutation, Asanas Theory, Sequencing, Flow, Style, Benefits and Limitations , Safety, Adjustments etc.
  • 1.00pm to 1.30 Lunch break
  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm- Anatomy/Philosophy, Teaching Practice, Feed back, etc

Weekend time table

  • Home work and project work
  • Detoxification, advance yoga and remaining philosophy and theory
  • Holiday also will be given.


One who has strong interest in yoga field and has some yoga experience. If anybody has regular and consistency in the regular yoga practice is very good but not compulsory for this course. Hard work and strong dedication is very much appreciable.

Tecom , Dubai Internet City, UAE.

A sathvik yoga food will be provided only for lunch.It may Include rice, curry, soup, chapati called Indian rooti , fruits salad etc.

Students can see many beautiful places as in Dubai like Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai mall, Desert safari etc.

Students may need to do enough home work on required topics what they study in the studio.

  • 4 weeks yoga teacher training
  • 20 days yoga training, accomodation and instructions
  • All workshops and classes
  • Discount for training courses and classes in Mysore Homeschool
  • International valid Yoga Alliance certificate
  • Meditation sessions
  • Weekend special classes
  • Beverages and meals are not included in the fee.

Book your flight to Dubai International Airport (DXB) and then taxi service can be taken to reach to the destination.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified reviews

  • Review by Ana Pau from Spain
    8 out of 10

    "I would really recommend it, however when I was looking for it I wanted something specific in Ashtanga yoga, but is not very clear that this is only offered in the 300 hrs course, and it is very important to be clear on this information. Also the payment steps weren't that clear neither. The course is really good, very complete and with an amazing master Master Santosh Kumar." website, edited


  • Review by Jesse Diaz

    "I emphatically recommend Yogadarshanam to anyone who is interested in doing a course for either yoga therapy or to gain a deeper and broader understanding of yoga in general. The sheer knowledge, professionalism and expertise of Santhosh Kumar and his wife Sujatha always made me feel like I was in good hands. After talking to other yoga practitioners around Mysore, hearing their negative experiences, I knew by comparison that I had found the right place, something I naturally had apprehensions about before arriving. The program is well organized and I formed close friendships with everybody in my group. The compassion and special guidance that I was able to receive from the teacher has been invaluable in helping me to appreciate the deeper aspects of yoga and to understand it within the context of Indian culture. I don’t think this would be possible at any other school in Mysore. It is this personal interaction with the teacher, who truly does lead by example, that has helped me to understand what it means to live a yogic lifestyle. I would count the trip to Santhosh and Sujatha’s hometown as the highlight of my experience here in India. There I was able to experience village life from the perspective of a local and relax in a beautiful, natural environment with kind, smiling people over delicious home-cooked food, the whole time finding myself experiencing and doing things which I never could have imagined doing back home in Japan. Don’t miss this chance! In terms of asana practice, Santhosh is nothing short of a wizard at getting both beginners and advanced students safely and comfortably into positions which they might otherwise think impossible. In the short month I was here, I had several breakthroughs and made progress on every front with my practice of yoga. I now feel confident that I can go further on my own am looking forward to reaching more advanced stages using the knowledge that I have learned here at Yogadarshanam. Even if you are a beginner, it is good to join and practice in the advanced class up to your ability. Everybody is challenging themselves and working on something. We had an acrobat and a couple of dancers in our group who could perform incredibly advanced asanas, but also a couple of beginners who could do things that even the advanced students were unable to do. The supportive group energy in that lesson is tangible and exciting. You will be surprised at what you can do after properly warming your body up through the correct sequence of preparatory asanas, a specialty of Santhosh’s which I plan to replicate in my own classes. Santhosh was often quick to remind us however that yoga asana and yoga are not the same, and that all eight limbs of yoga are to be practiced with equal attention. It was this wisdom put into practice which made his personality so refreshing to find in a field that is all too often strained by unnecessary dogmatism and competition. His pragmatic and kind nature, perpetual smile and sense of humor made me feel like I was with a peer who was openly sharing (rather than dictating) the deeper aspects of yoga with me. Thank you Santhosh for everything! I will definitely be back to learn more from you in the future."

    Yogadarshanam website, edited

  • Review by Biute from Netherlands
    6 out of 10

    "Yogadarshanam is a great school, if you are looking into increase your knowledge regarding yoga and its inumerous paths. With this course, I was able to increase yoga subjects that I wasn't even aware, plus challenge myself on my day to day practice. I'm very happy with the results."

    January 1, edited

  • Review by Preeti Sharms from United Arab Emirates
    10 out of 10

    "I had a memorable experience of Yoga teacher training with Yogadarshnam and it is going to be lifetime with me. Master Santhosh is a life changing teacher in every sense, he has imparted an ocean of Yoga life in merely 20 days time.This YTTC has encouraged me to make Yoga my way of life and I will be soon heading to India following Master for next level of advanced TTC soon."

    November 3, edited

  • Review by Renata Reinartz from Canada
    9 out of 10

    "Ive been asked to provide feedback of the TTC program and my comment overall is that my knowledge has improved as a result of the program and I feel more well rounded. What I enjoyed about the program is the focus on teaching as this is a critical skill to have that many TTCs do not offer. I enjoyed learning pranayama, meditation, and chanting as this to me is also incredibly important as to just focusing on asanas. Also, the classes are small maximum five students so there is individual attention given. Things that I would like the program to offer is a few classes dedicated to learning vinyasa flow as this program focuses on classical ashtanga and classical and does not include vinyasa flow. I also would like to see some classes given in the village as future plans. What I would tell future students is that it is a very intensive program so come in with an open mind and be prepared too work. I really enjoyed going to Santhoshs village and was the highlight of my trip to Mysore. I think it is very important to connect with nature and offers a glimpse into a different life. To combine yoga with nature is very soothing and calming to the soul,"

    Yogadarshanam website, edited

  • Review by Penelope from India
    10 out of 10

    "I did the TTC in December 2011 with Yoga Darshanam. The month was very challenging physically and emotionally with foundation and advanced asana practice, yoga therapy classes, chanting, meditation, yoga philosophy and much more from dawn till dusk! An intense syllabus of over 200 hours was covered in only 30 days. However, Santosh Kumar's unending energy and patience kept me motivated and challenged and in the end when I could do so many more asanas that I could initially do and had learnt so many new things, I knew it was all worth it. During the TTC, Santosh Kumar also organised a visit to a village which was an amazing experience, we saw the beauty of nature, met lots of hospitable kind villagers and also did pranayama in a lush forest. I enjoyed the course immensely and have benefited greatly from it. I am looking forward to returning to do the advanced training after I have deepened my practice. I would highly recommend the TTC with Yoga Darshanam. Many thanks teacher for the great experience and for sharing your extensive knowledge,"

    Yogadarshanam website, edited

  • Review by Boviatsis from Australia
    9 out of 10

    "Although it was a bit of a gamble to come to Yogadarshanam with absolutely no references. It has proven to be a full month of positive experiences, lot of knowledge and hard work. Thank you Santhosh for your patience, for nurturing, for passing to us your skills and your wisdom and for always being positive and smiling. I wish everybody to become good, knowledgeable Yoga teacher here!"

    Yogadarshanam website, edited

  • Review by Penelope from New Delhi
    10 out of 10

    "I did the TTC in December 2011 with Yoga Darshanam. The month was very challenging physically and emotionally with foundation and advanced asana practice, yoga therapy classes, chanting, meditation, yoga philosophy and much more from dawn till dusk! An intense syllabus of over 200 hours was covered in only 30 days.However, Santosh Kumar's unending energy and patience kept me motivated and challenged and in the end when I could do so many more asanas that I could initially do and had learnt so many new things, I knew it was all worth it. During the TTC, Santosh Kumar also organized a visit to a village, which was an amazing experience; we saw the beauty of nature, met lots of hospitable kind villagers and also did pranayama in a lush forest.I have enjoyed the course immensely and greatly benefited from it. I am looking forward to returning to do the advanced training after I have deepened my practice. I would highly recommend the TTC with Yoga Darshanam. Thanks teacher for the great experience and for sharing your extensive knowledge. "

    Yogadarshanam website, edited

  • Review by Lena Liampei from London
    10 out of 10

    "Namaskara Sir,I studied at Yoga Darshanam in September 2011 and can honestly say it was an experience that changed my life. Dedicating a whole month to yoga and practicing with intensity every day, no matter where you study, is an extremely positive experience both emotionally and physically. Learning at Yogadarshanam required starting early in the morning and studying throughout the day until the evening. It was challenging on the body at first, but Santhosh always made students feel that it was within their capabilities to keep up. He managed to accommodate students who arrived with varying degrees of experience and fitness. (Having said that, he cannot perform miracles so a reasonable level of fitness is required!!)His approach to teaching was not intimidating or unpleasantly demanding, yet he encouraged us to achieve our best and make the most of the course. He had a healthy balance of perspectives when explaining and did not overbear students with his personal beliefs or opinions. He provided lots of information from his very broad knowledge and allowed us space to build our knowledge on our own. He does not spoon feed students and if you want to make the most of the course, you need to be prepared to put in plenty of your own effort. You need to bring positively, a willingness to learn and an open mind in order to get maximum rewards from the course.A lot of material is covered, including yoga therapy, yoga for pregnancy, partner yoga, pranayama, kriya, mudra etc. He gives a complete explanation of all poses with methodology, benefits and limitations. Even though the days are long, and the teaching is kept to a tight schedule, by the end of the course you realize you probably need a year to cover the material properly! Nevertheless, it is an excellent introduction to all the foundations of yoga and Santhosh teaches an interesting mix of styles whilst remaining loyal to classical principles of yoga.If you are the sort of person, who is independent, patient, open and genuinely interested to learn then Yogadarshanarm is an excellent choice for you. Everyone is unique and has different needs and expectations, for me Yogadarshanam was just right and provided me with everything I needed. Thank you very much Santhosh! Hope everything else is fine .I am happy, I have started teaching and have already 6 students! Mostly beginners and we are doing nice slow classes with lots of breathing exercises. I am enjoying it a lot. All the best "

    Yogadarshanam website, edited

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