Courses & Retreats

During the yoga teacher training in India, you can experience and learn a proven system that is created from core Yoga philosophy and supported by grounded teachings in Holistic Nutrition, yogic Rituals, and Indian philosophies.

A 23 days immersion into your own Elemental balances will show you how to work through the basics of all Yoga traditions and create a form of Yoga that takes your students into themselves in a positive and progressive experience. This Course aims to be reaching students of all yoga backgrounds and different levels of experience. The course is run at the Natraj Yog Peeth Ashram, where all the aspects of Yoga living are a part of the daily process. The ashram is located in the holy city of Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga, with an amazing view and surrounded by beautiful green hills of the RajaJi National Park.

Single ₤1000 and Shared ₤800 Accommodations are available

Rules and regulations India course

  • The students may arrive one day earlier to the commencement of the course and latest on the day of commencement of the course. And leave latest one day after the completion of the course. Students arriving prior and departing after the stipulated days would have to pay for those number of days for accommodation and food or make their own arrangements.
  • An induction session would be held on the day of the commencement of the course after breakfast.
  • Single or sharing accommodation with an attached bathroom would be provided to students. Please keep your room secure under lock and key. The Institute would not be held responsible for the loss of any of your valuables. We recommend that you bring your personal locks.
  • It is compulsory for the students to attend all the classes. Exceptions would be in case of illness, etc. for which the students have to take prior permission for the teachers to absent themselves from the class.
  • Students are expected to conduct themselves according to the rules of the ashram, namely, keeping up with ashram’s meal timings, abstaining from the use of alcohol or any form of drugs, not damaging any equipment in the room or in the ashram, etc.
  • During the class, the students are expected to pay attention to the teachers and not disturb the class.
  • All students are expected to co-operate in the smooth conduct and completion of the course. Anybody found disturbing other students in or out of the class, spoiling the general atmosphere of the course and found not adhering to the rules and regulations will be terminated from the course without refund the course fee or a part thereof.
  • On completion of the course, a certificate from Natraj Yoga would be issued to the students.


  • TECHNIQUES – TRAINING PRACTISE 100 hrs

  • Bandhas – lectures & practice: Jalandhara Bandha, Moola Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, Maha Bandha
  • Pranayama – daily lecture & practical training Prana Pranic Body, abdominal/diaphragmatic breathing, thoracic breathing, yogic breathing, alternate nostril breathing, Sheetali Pranayama, Sheetkari Pranayama, Bhramari Pranayama, Ujjayi Pranayama, Bhastrika Pranayama, Kapalbhat
  • Mudras – meaning and practice
  • Meditation – different techniques silent sitting (Vipasana), dynamic meditations
  • Kriyas theory & practice, benefits and contraindications, techniques and practical tips / Kriyas – Jala Neti, Sutra Neti, Shankhaprakshalana (Langhoo Shankhaprakshalana), Vaman Dauti (Kunjal Kriya), Kapalbhati, Trataka
  • Mantras and chanting – the practice of commonly used mantras and prayers in keeping with the Vedic tradition.


  • TEACHING METHODOLOGY 30hrs / non contact 10hrs

  • Art of teaching – theory and practice qualities of a teacher, intentions attitude, teaching styles, observation (general particular, giving instructions, feedback, sequencing, class management, class routine, principles of demonstration theory and practice versus, how to demonstrate, how not to demonstrate, practice in groups + feedback)
  • Art of teaching – theory and practice qualities of a teacher, intentions attitude, teaching styles, observation (general particular, giving instructions, feedback, sequencing, class management, class routine, principles of demonstration theory and practice versus, how to demonstrate, how not to demonstrate, practice in groups + feedback)


  • ANATOMY – PHYSIOLOGY 25hrs/ non–contact 5hrs

    General movement – and body terminology
    Systems of the human body – meaning and functions Nervous, Skeletal and
    Muscular systems and their correlations in the context of a yoga practice
    Key muscles – the way we move key muscles during our practice of yoga, analysis of muscles work in asana practice (theory & practice) Written assignment on muscles in context of yoga practice + written practical tests Yoga and health – benefits and contraindications of asanas, basic elements of yoga therapy Energy channels, Chakras concept


    YOGA PHILOSOPHY – LIFESTYLE – ETHICS 25 hrs / non–contact 5hrs

    The essence of Yoga history – definitions, modes, contemporary meaning
    Historical and cultural background of Yoga Definitions and terminology of Yoga and its interpretations 4 paths of yoga (Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, Raja)
    5 pillars of yoga
    3 gunas – sattva, rajas, and tamas
    Kleshas Karma reincarnation
    Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita – the study of a selected text
    OM/ AUM and its meaning
    Patanjali Yoga Sutras and their interpretations (selection); 8 limbs of yoga and their meaning in the
    Contemporary WorldEthics for yoga teachers
    Attitudes & values of a Yogi, his/her place in today’s world
    Yogic daily routines: principles of yogic diet
    Group discussion about philosophical questions related to yoga
    Self and Ego, Consciousness & Self Awareness
    Responsibilities of being a Yoga Teacher


    Daily Schedule: India training

    06.30 am: Meditation/Kriya/Chanting
    08.30 am: Yogaasana
    08.40 am: Breakfast
    09.30 am: Anatomy
    12:30 pm: Ayurveda/ Patnjali Yoga sutra/
    01.00 pm: Lunch/ karmayoga/ freetime
    04.00 pm: Yoga Asana/ Pranayama & teachings kills(body postures & breathing exercises)
    07:00 pm: Dinner
    08:00 pm: Satsang [Bhajan Singing, Chanting, Question & Answersession]

    The first day of the course start swith the introduction of Yoga – it’s various forms, benefits, and practices; followed by a brief introduction of the teacher and the students.



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