Since 2009 we are providing worldwide accredited, intensive yoga teacher trainings at our ashrams in India and Europe (The Netherlands). During our training you will learn the authentic knowledge of yoga directly from our expert Indian teachers, who create a bridge between the traditional and the modern scientific approach. Whether your goal is to teach yoga professionally or to deepen your practice, our teacher training will give you a strong foundation and prepare you for your yogic journey. Our mission is to provide authentic knowledge of yoga, in a non-sectarian way, while giving each individual personal attention, space to learn and grow, and to understand their own limits and strengths.
The Gurukula system is based on the philosophy that the student lives and studies with the fellow students at the residential study center. This system helps to build a strong bond of trust and dedication between the teachers and the students and facilitates a smooth flow and proper understanding of the teachings. Staying at the ashram for four weeks helps you to take a step back from external distractions and allows you to focus and learn at your full potential.
The residential nature of this set-up provides an immersive learning experience, which makes it possible to learn and grow beyond expectations.
Read more: What to expect at an ashram.
How to Become a Yoga Teacher
The first step on your journey toward becoming a yoga teacher is to follow a 200-hour yoga teacher training. After that you can broaden your knowledge and skills with additional short courses (usually one week and 50-hour) or with our 300-hour advanced & multi-style yoga teacher training.
200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
Our 200-hour, Yoga Alliance accredited, Hatha Yoga teacher training creates an important foundation for you to start your journey as a yoga teacher. In this course you will learn all the necessary skills to start teaching yoga professionally. This foundational course will help you to understand the principles of teaching yoga; how to instruct, adjust, correct, modify, and structure a comprehensive class and sequence. You will get 60-hour of hands-on teaching practice under direct supervision of our teachers. This unique aspect of our courses will give you the confidence to start teaching yoga right away. Therefore our 200-hour Hatha Yoga teacher certification course is ideal for aspiring teachers as well as for anyone who want to have a good foundation in teaching yoga and deepen their own practice.
Our residential 200-hour course covers an extensive yoga teacher training curriculum with all the aspects of classical Hatha Yoga included, such as 170 Hatha Yoga asanas, proper alignments, and unique and very detailed correction techniques, as well as personal modifications and counter indications of each asana, in detail.
After successfully completing our 200-hour yoga teacher training in India or 200-hour yoga teacher training in Europe you will receive a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification which is recognized by Yoga Alliance, International Yoga Federation, International Yoga Association, CRKBO and most of the Yoga associations / societies worldwide.
50-hour Continued Education Courses
50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Our six days, 50-hour, Yin Yoga teacher training follows the system of Paul Grilley. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of teaching Yin Yoga. To understand the postures and their variations and modification, you will learn the concepts of the various skeletal segments, the different muscle groups and the importance of the pose specific target areas. The 50-hour Yin Yoga teacher training is a perfect fit for yoga teachers who want to start teaching Yin Yoga, as the course also provides daily hands-on teaching practice, to understand the methods and structures for effective teaching. The course is also accessible for anyone that wants to learn Yin Yoga to deepen their own practice.
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50-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
Our six days, 50-hour Vinyasa Yoga teacher training is especially designed for people who want to expand their knowledge and teaching skills to include Vinyasa Yoga. The Vinyasa Yoga teacher training is suitable for practitioners from all levels. Vinyasa Yoga (sometimes also called Power Vinyasa) is physically challenging, and you will often need to adapt and modify certain elements of the class to make it more accessible to your students. During this week-long intensive course, you will learn how to adapt the class to a more Easy Vinyasa Flow level and how to offer even more individual modifications whenever necessary.
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50-hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Our 50-hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course is designed for yoga teachers and holistic health professionals who want to include the powerful tool of yogic sleep in their classes and sessions. You will learn about the evidence-based benefits of Yoga Nidra and how to teach Yoga Nidra in individual & group settings. You will practice the way to instruct this deep relaxation technique, how to modulate your voice and choose your words.
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50-hour Yoga Teacher Training Refresher Course
The 50-hour refresher course is designed for our 200-hour graduates, but we also welcome 200-hour graduates from different schools and traditions. This week-long, residential, course is designed to refresh the knowledge and skills learned during the Arhanta Yoga 200-hour Yoga teacher training. The course also provides the opportunity for students to share their experiences and to ask for advice concerning any questions or difficulty they might have come across while teaching.
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Become an Advanced Yoga Teacher
300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
For graduates of any 200-hour training we offer a 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training. This multi-style training helps you to take your own practice to the next level and to develop more advanced teaching skills. After this training you will be able to teach Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Advanced Hatha Yoga, and meditation to your students. This 29-days intensive program also covers advance pranayama practice and in-depth sequencing. After completion of this 300-hour teacher training, you can register as a 500-hour yoga teacher with local as well as international yoga teacher associations, like Yoga Alliance, International Yoga Federation and many more.
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500-hour Yoga Teacher Training
The Arhanta Yoga 500-hour teacher training is comprised of two courses: the 200-hour training and the 300-hour training. During the first level (200-hour training), you will learn 170 classical Hatha Yoga asanas out of which 20 asanas in great detail. During the second level (300-hour advanced training), you will be trained in multi-style yoga teaching: Advanced Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. The entire curriculum is designed to help you develop into a well-rounded and skilled yoga teacher. The two courses complement each other as the 300-hour course builds up on the knowledge and skills gained during the foundational 200-hour course.
Read more about becoming a 500 hour Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher
General Information – Yoga Teacher Training
Criteria for Admission to any Arhanta Yoga Teacher Training Course
Our yoga teacher trainings are open to all without age limits. We accept students from all backgrounds and levels, who meet the following criteria:
- You should be able to follow and understand the basic English language as the course is entirely conducted in basic English. However, it is not a problem if English is not your first or second language, if you are able to read an English Newspaper you can follow the course.
- You should be physically and mentally well to follow the long days of training.
- You should be mentally ready and prepared to quickly adapt to the ashram environment, food, and the intensive schedule.
- We do accept pregnant women but based on individual assessment, for more information, please feel free to contact us.
Please note that our yoga teacher training courses are not suitable for people who are looking for a relaxing or rejuvenating yoga experience. To them we suggest to consider our yoga retreat programs.
Internationally Accredited Certifications
All our courses are internationally accredited, which means after completing the course you can teach yoga worldwide. After finishing the course, you will receive a Yoga Teacher Certification accredited by Yoga Alliance, International Yoga Federation, CRKBO and International Yoga Association.
Post Course Support
We understand that you will have many practical questions once you start your practice or your yoga studio after completing your yoga teacher training with us. Keeping this in mind we provide you with continual support and advise for your career as a yoga teacher even after the yoga teacher training. You can get in touch with our teachers, Ram Jain, Kalyani Hauswirth-Jain and Omkar Jain to seek guidance. As an Arhanta Yoga graduate you will also get a complementary membership to the Arhanta Yoga Teachers Directory.
For all scheduled dates, please visit Yoga teacher training dates.
How To Sign Up
Please note that our courses fill up well in advance, please apply in time to secure your seat.
“I really enjoyed my time here, this 200 hour yoga teacher training was amazing. The teachers are all so knowledgeable and patient. You can tell they genuinely love to teach and have an extensive knowledge of yoga and philosophy. The teachers are very approachable and caring. They go above and beyond for every student. The time here has been intense but I have enjoyed the entire experience. I have grown as a person and I feel ready and confident to teach yoga.” Natasha, England
“Coming to Arhanta was a unique experience. I’ve learned so much in so little time. It was hard, it was beautiful, it was terrifying, and I wouldn’t have wanted to miss it. With the guidance of the teachers, you can do so much more than you have ever imagined. All the teachers were great, inspiring, very competent. The ashram is so beautiful, very clean and peaceful. If anyone wants to become a yoga teacher, definitely this is the place to be. Thanks to the whole staff, I will never forget this.” Martine, Belgium
“This 200 hour yoga instructor training was a challenging experience for me. Thanks to its intensity and complexity my personal learning and development curve have been increased significantly in only one month. The teachers provide a perfect balance of professionalism and humor which helps to stay motivated.” Kai, Germany
“I enjoyed the flow of this yoga teacher training very much! Day by day you feel more experience growing and step by step your confidence grows with it. The staff helps you out in every way they can, always feel free to ask! My purpose was to feel ready and confident to teach back home. Thanks to Arhanta I feel this way!” Ilona, The Netherlands
“A very professional and complete course. Loads of practical information about yoga and everything that is involved. Giving you the right tools to start on your own. A very confident and steady base. Great location, good nutritious food, clean and comfortable environment. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I loved the whole discourse. Sometimes hard, and lots of information to take. But I know I will get there. I will remember it with warmth in my heart.” Rodger, The Netherlands