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Yoga Acharya
International Teacher Training Program
"Real education consists of drawing the best out of yourself"
- M K Gandhi
  • Yoga Prayogam 1
  • Yoga Prayogam 2
  • Yoga Acharya
  • Yoga Vaidya
  • Customized Study
  • Specialized Workshops & Retreats
  • Study Circle
  • Research
  • International Yoga Teacher Training Program (500 hours)

    For Outstation students, in the form of 3 week intensives, and online training. Those living in Chennai or Hyderabad, please navigate to the Chennai / Hyderabad page.

    To receive the prospectus and application form, submit our Contact Us form

    YogaVahini is offering the Yoga Acharya course for serious yoga practitioners desiring to take the next step towards taking up yoga teaching as a profession. Spread over 2 years, this course provides the theoretical foundation and intensive hands-on practical training required for a competent yoga teacher. The course curriculum, teaching methodology and practice principles are guided by the teachings of Sri T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar.

    Course Schedule in Chennai

    DURATION: SEPT 2018 - JUNE 2020

    SEPT - Dec 2018

    Level I: YOGA PRAYOGAM 1
    Personal Development and Foundations in Personalising Yoga

    Prayogam 1 Intensive

    Sep 17 - Oct 5 2018
    Mon-Fri 7am - 5pm
    Monthly Webinar & Mentoring

    Oct - Dec 2018

    Jan - June 2019

    Learning to be a teacher

    Monthly Webinar & Mentoring

    Jan - Apr 2019
    Prayogam 2 Intensive & Mentoring

    June 10 - 28 2019
    Mon-Fri 7am - 5pm
    2 weeks at YV, 1 week residential retreat (June 24 - 28)

    July - Dec 2019

    Level III: Learning to teach Yoga

    Monthly Webinar & Mentoring

    Jan - June 2020

    Level IV: Teaching Practice

    Monthly Webinar & Mentoring


    June 2020
    2 weeks at YV, optional 1 week residential retreat

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    Focus Areas
    On Personal Growth
    On becoming a Yoga Professional
    On qualifying for Yoga Vaidya Training Program
    Unique Features
    of the Program
    • Offers 500 hours of intensive training in classical yoga that is based on the principles of Yoga and Sankhya.
    • Incorporates a comprehensive curriculum with a judicious mix of theoretical study, practical application and self-reflective understanding that empowers you to emerge as a confident and compassionate yoga teacher.
    • Includes study of classical and relevant yoga texts that is contextualized for the contemporary yoga practitioner and teacher.
    • Provides an in-depth study and understanding of the multiple dimensions of the human system, so as to facilitate in designing a personalized practice that respects the uniqueness of a person.
    • Helps explore advanced and highly individualized teaching methods and practices and their application in daily living.
    • Ensures personal attention is provided for each student for your personal and professional development, combined with adequate support and guidance from the trainer and the mentor throughout the course.
    • Offers community support wherein you are part of a yoga community through which you can receive and offer support in order to manifest your highest potential through yoga.
    • Provides opportunity for community service by engaging with groups such as homes for underprivileged children and senior citizens, schools etc., thus taking yoga into the larger community.
    Personal Attention
    Professional Growth
    Upon successful completion of the training program, participants will have