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Ashtanga Teacher Training 500+


Ashtanga yoga teacher training course will render you prepared and confident to transfer your flow yoga skills to your students. It instills faith in yourself and your abilities that will reflect upon your teaching. The dynamism and strength involved in your practice is steered in the right path and you find better balance and equilibrium in your all aspects of your life.

The 500+ hours course encompasses Ashtanga yoga asana practice and techniques, IndeaYoga teaching methodologies, philosophy, lifestyle ethics, pranayama and meditation and Bandhas, Mudras and Kriyas. During your 8-week stay with us, you’ll sweat out the accumulated negative energies and rise-up to your real self – the pure, positive self.

Note: Seats are limited. The institute provides manuals.


It requires that the students applying for this course have at least 3 Years of yoga practice. Able to perform at least 70% of our preparatory series and have to perform Headstand, Chakrasana, and kakasana.

(You may as well practice under IndeaYoga certified teachers available close to your location).

If this is not the case, you may enroll yourself for the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style Classes before you start your course in teacher training.

In order to experience the best of this course, We ask students to turn off and keep your electronic devices - Phone, laptops, etc in the Safety locker room for the duration of the course. You will be given your devices daily from 2:00 PM till 4:00 PM to reach your family and friend. 

Course Curriculum

Month 1 


Asana Practice and Technique

One will attend two strong asana practices per day.  Morning asanas coverAshtanga Vinyasa primary or intermediate series Afternoon practices will primarily incorporate Indea Innovation series - back bending, hip opening and balancing asanas (including AdhomukhaVrikshasana and PinchaMayurasana). Teachers are also engaged in understanding the key points in teaching certain asanas to students.

Teaching of all three series is thoroughly imparted in the following structure by Bharath Shetty, and students are expected to know this detail for each asana by the end of the course and for the exam.  

  1. Sanskrit name and English translation
  2. Silent demonstration
  3. Limitations
  4. Benefits
  5. Detailed technique 
  6. Common mistakes 
  7. Variations 
  8. Class practice and instruction 

Teaching practice

Applying the above 8-step teaching methodology, students will have taught several sessions by teaching the other TTC students in a classroom setting. Students will also be required to sit-in and observe Bharath and other IndeaYoga teachers who present the Mysore style classes. The aim is for students to gain knowledge of the methodology of teaching that includes the principles of demonstration, instructions and observation. 


Prayers (Slokas) and Chanting (Kirtan)

Students are expected to learn the prescribed opening and closing prayers, their meanings, and also familiarize themselves with chanting few other mantras and Kirtans.



A selection of pranayama techniques will be taught and practiced during the course.



Anatomyincludes the study of physical human body anatomy, the skeleton, organs and muscles, cardiovascular system, and nutrition.


Philosophy and Ethics

This part includes the basics from the study of yoga scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers and life of a yogi and includes:;

  • Meaning of the word "Yoga"
  • Raja Yoga of Patanjali
  • Panchakoshas
  • Overview of Chakras
  • Overview of PatanjaliYoga Sutras and “Ashtanga (eight-fold) Yoga”, with a more detailed Satsang on selected sutras from chapters 1 (SamadhiPada) and 2 (SadhanaPada) of the sutras



Self-study, study of recommended books, participating in discussion and practice of all the above-mentioned topics is also expected from each student during the four weeks.


Trip through the Golden Triangle

The institute organizes a trip to Belur-Halebidu-ShravanaBelagola, where you can get a glimpse of India’s ancient architecture and cultural heritage. The trip is optional and is exclusive of the course fee.


Month 2

Asana practice and technique:One will attend two strong asana practices per day.  Morning asanas coverAshtanga Vinyasa primary or intermediate series Afternoon practices will primarily incorporate Indea Innovation series - back bending, hip opening and balancing asanas (including AdhomukhaVrikshasana and PinchaMayurasana). Teachers are also engaged in understanding the key points in teaching certain asanas to students.



Students must learn the IndeaYoga opening and closing prayer that are chanted before and after every session   



A selection of Pranayama techniques will be taught and practiced during the course



There will regularly be short sessions of meditation (around 15-30 minutes per session).



This session covers a number of conditions and diseases and how to treat these with yoga.



Jalandara Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, Moola Bandha and Maha Bandha.



Jalaneti, Sutra Neti, Kaphalabati, Trataka, Shankprakshalana, and Dhouti.  In addition to learning the technique, students will have the opportunity to gain personal experience in performing these kriyas during the course



Yoni mudra, bhairava mudra,hridaya mudra, shambavi mudra, nasikagradristi, shanmukhi mudra, etc.



Patanjali Yoga Sutra (Raja Yoga) - Vibhuti Pada (chapter 3), Kaivalya Pada (chapter 4), KarmayogaSlokaSangrahah (Bhagavad Gita), Atma (Nirvana) Shataka. The following subjects will be covered too: Chakras and Ayurveda principles.

Duration and Intake

The course duration is 8 weeks. And Maximam Entery only 18 People each Course. and Place conformed only After, booking Deposit Paid. Please Send your Booking Deposit Recipt to from Your Register Email ID.

Daily Schedule

Classes will be conducted from Monday to Saturday for 8 weeks.



5.30 am

Wake up alarm

6.00 am - 6.30 am

Chanting & Kriyas

6.30 am - 8.00 am

Asana Practice

8.00 am - 8.30 am


8.30 am - 9.15 am

Breakfast Break

9.15 am - 10.00 am

Karma Yoga

10.00 am - 11.00 am


11.00 am - 12.00 pm

Teaching class

12.00 pm - 1.30 pm

Techniques class

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Lunch Break

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Study Break (Can use cell Phones/laptops)

4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Anatomy Class

5.00 pm - 6.30 pm

Asana Praactice

6.30 pm - 7.00 pm

Chanting & Meditation

7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Dinner Break

8.00 pm - 9.30 pm

Happy Hour

9.30 pm

Good Night!

*Students are required to dedicate 2 to 3 hours of self-study everyday.

* Timetable may be subjected to change

* Do not have other engagements during the course.


Preparatory reading

The following books can be referred:

  • Light on Yoga by B K S Iyengar
  • Yoga: Asanas Pranayama Mudras Kriyas by Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan
  • Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
  • The Forceful Yoga by G. P Bhatt
  • Four Chapters on Freedom by Bihar Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda (Bihar Yoga)
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Course Dates

3rd June to 27th July 2019

1st November to 28th December 2019



IndeaYoga now has a center for the Teacher Training Course with food and accommodation at one location.

A one-stop solution for all your yoga requirements during your stay here! It could not get more convenient and easy for you. Come & be a part of this beautiful journey. It’s a great place to stay and experience the serenity of Mysore city, along with your fellow students.

Yoga Dhama is an exclusive hermitage for IndeaYoga’s teacher training programs. The comprehensive fully residential course is a one-stop solution for all your yoga requirements, making your experience in Mysore fruitful and comfortable. Located just 5 kms away from the city center, the Yoga Dhaama is attached to a beautiful yoga park, which the trainees will be allowed to use during the free hours for meditation, pranayama and walks.

Services covered in one package include,Vegetarian Food and Filtered Mineral Water, Singal and Shared  accommodation facility, Laundry and Housekeeping services,  on-call Doctor, 24-hour Water Supply,  Refrigerator and Round the Clock Security, WiFi, Library and Audio Visual Room, among several others.

Food - Indian Vegetarian

The food provided here is Indian and only vegetarian. The food menu is standardized and students will be provided with 3 meals every day. The food served is mainly healthy and nutritional, keeping in mind the requirements of the students practice. All meals will be served in the Dining Hall only and students will not be allowed to eat in the rooms. Fruits and other snacks will be available in the premises which can be bought by the students. 


Pick up and drop facility from the airport to Yoga Dhaama will be arranged for the students on additional charges. For local travel needs, a Travel Desk facility will be made available, at the reception, to all students.

Cycles will also be available, which can be rented by the students for small weekend rides! If a student still has some energy and time left after his/her practice and study.

Other amenities

WiFi -Internet facility will be made available to all students for a restricted number of hours everyday

Electricity–24/7 electricity with UPS back up will be provided Laundry, Microwave, Fridge & AV Room –All these facilities will be available to students in the common room

Library –What better way to relax than reading a book, about Yoga, India and the culture of our country

Small Shop – Store catering to basic needs for students like garments, yoga mats, snacks, fruits & vegetables, accessories. For bulk purchases, minimum 3 to 4 days of waiting period would be required.

Security & CCTV – 24/7 security around the entire premise would be present and CCTV cameras in all the common halls and corridors for the safety of all students

Housekeeping– Daily housekeeping services for all rooms will be provided.

Doctor On Call

Water Availability –Filtered as well as mineral water will be available for all. Students can opt for either on the firstday of registration at the Shaala

Tender Coconut – Arrangement will be made for tender coconut everyday on request by the students.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the experience. Entries are limited to ensure each student gets individual attention. Hurry up and book your place ;)

Our Teachers

Bharath Shetty

Yogacharya Bharath Shetty is the first yoga teacher in India to be certified as E-RYT 500. He also has YACEP, RCYT and RPYT to his credit from Yoga Alliance. Having more than 2 decades of yoga teaching experience, he has trained more than1000 teachers from over 80+ countries.


Mrs. Vidwan Yogashree who was born in a very traditional family in the heritage city of Mysore. She began her Sanskrit training at a very young age at Sanskrit patashala in an authentic style. She pursued her Masters and Vidwath course in Sanskrit language she has been teaching at different levels now for over eight years. She is also experienced in training foreign students in basic Sanskrit language and advanced Sanskrit language, its pronunciation, chanting etc. Yogashree has also been learning yoga from a very young age and has done her yoga instructor’s course from a reputed yoga university. The immense knowledge that she has gained enables her to teach both Sanskrit and yoga related texts to yoga practitioners. Yogashree being an Indian classical musician has been conducting bhajan and chanting session which will be truly divine and a real treat.

Ms.Meet Sidhu

Ms.Sidhu is a trained Yoga Teacher from Indea Yoga. She is registered as RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance,USA. Meet Sidhu is taking Pranayama Class in our TTC Batches. For more than 5 years of teaching in USA, she has finally moved India to impart the knowledge of Yoga which she has received from her Guru Yogacharya Bharath Shetty. Ms. Sidhu is also one of the lead teacher at Yoga Bharata (sister concern of Indea Yoga), where she takes Mysore Style Classes, LED Classes as well as Ashtanga Vinyasa( Back Bending and Hip Opening).


Salma Hafira Sandoval Aguilar - Mexico

I am very happy, satisfied and grateful for have found this Yoga School. I had done before 2 previous TTC's which gave me deep understanding of Yoga philosophy, but little clarity on the Asana teaching and practice part. In IndeaYoga I found a

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Meet Sidhu - United States

I found IndeaYoga almost 2 years ago when I was looking for teacher training programs which were recognised in the US through Yoga Alliance. At present I am RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and continue to teach Indeayoga style and stay under the guidance

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Gyan Jorge

I feel it is a privilege to study and practice with Bharath. I did TTC level 1 in 2009 and level 2 in 2011. Bharath has clearly a deep understanding of the body andits potential through the Asana and Pranayama practice. In each session there is

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Yarang Michi - India

If you are looking for a journey into learning then Indea yoga is best place to start with, sir has an amazing aura of simplicity, reliability and intensity of knowledge that lighten me.There's nothing more fulfilling then see self growing

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Vikas Shenoy

Yogacharya Bharath Shetty sir is not only extremely skilled but also very humble and connects very well with all his students. He has made my practice Higher and Deeper by multiple rungs in simple scientific ways. His authority on the subject, his

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Arundhati Baitmangalkar - United States

Once I was back , the first couple of days my head was constantly in the Shala .. Could not stop thinking abt all That we used to do :) my self practice has been going good :) I have managed to make 2 hours a day to practice .. I have

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