200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamsala

Price: US $1599 (Shared Room), US $1900 (Private Room)

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Dharmashala

22 Days & 21 Nights | Basic-Intermediate Level

Nestled in the mystic tall pines forest with its picturesque natural beauty and unique mix of Indian and Tibetan cultures Dhramashala is a conducive place for yoga and meditation. The name Dharmashala derives from Sanskrit language which means “City of Dharma (virtues)” and so is true to its name. This picturesque destination is not only popular among tourists, but among spiritually seekers and religious travellers. Dharmashala boasts of jaw-dropping backdrop, stunning lake, vibrant monasteries, colourful temples, sparkling waterfalls, and vintage forts & museums.   

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is a residential Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga focused Yoga Teacher Training Course. This is registered with Yoga Alliance USA and designed for the those who are fresh beginners and beginners with basic knowledge and intermediate students of Yoga. The students after their successfully completion of the Yoga Course receive 200 RYS Certification. Further they can register themselves at Yoga Alliance as RYT 200 and teach any part of the world.

200 Hour yoga teacher training in Dharamsala

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Highlights

  • 21 night’s accommodation (non A/C).

Note: for A/C rooms please inquiry from the school

  • Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga classes
  • Shat-kriya & pranayama practices
  • Mantra recitation guided & karma Yoga
  • Relaxation & meditation practices
  • Yoga anatomy & physiology workshops
  • Yoga practicum/practice teaching
  • Healthy nutritious vegetarian three times meals along with teas; breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course certification from Yoga Alliance, USA
  • 200 hour Yoga TTC certificate from Yoga Alliance USA
  • Excursion to the adventurous activities including rafting, nearby temples & shrines, and tracking in the Himalayas
Accommodation in Dharamsala

Who Should Apply for 200 Hour Yoga TTC?


This 200 Hour Yoga TTC is designed and perfect for the students who;

  • are either fresh beginners or beginners with basic knowledge of yoga,
  • wish to go through a deep and intense life changing experiences yoga,
  • are looking for a complete detoxification from their life through yogic wisdom, science and practices,
  • are entirely dedicated and focused to become a professional 200 RYT yoga teacher and guide,
  • wish to get an exposure to India culture and its spiritual values

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Certification

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course at our yoga School Yoga Vidya Mandiram is offered from a worldwide known organization Yoga Alliance, USA. After the successfully completing the program the students will receive a 200 RYS (registered yoga school). After which they can get registered at Yoga Alliance USA and become a 200 RYT (registered yoga tanner).

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Curriculum


Mantra recitation (mantra – Japa), daily joints and glands practices (granthi – vimochana – kriya), yoga postures (yoga asanas), meditative steps of doing asanas, six cleansing exercises (shat karma), science of breath (pranayama), yoga energy locks (Bandha) and yoga gestures (Mudra), meditation (Dhyana), yogic sleep (yoga Nidra), history and philosophy of yoga (yoga Darshana), yogic anatomy and physiology of human body, basic principles of Ayurveda, asana alignment practicum classes, yoga teaching practice, and teaching methodology. Yoga psychology enhance the students’ learning at various levels; mentally and emotionally by which they learn to adopt the yogic disciplines in daily life. Here is the detailed 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course:

Mantra chanting

  • Intro to mantra science
  • Basic mantras: aum, gayatri, trayambakam, guru, shanti etc.
  • Morning prayers & Evening prayers
  • Meal prayers
  • Study prayers
  • Health prayers
  • Surya-namaskara 12 mantras along with bija mantras
  • 1-20 Sanskrit counting
  • Names of the beginning and advance levels of the yoga asanas
  • Selected yoga-sutras recitation

Hatha Yoga Asanas

  • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
  • Astanga vinyasa flow – series 1
  • Surya namaskar (sun salutations) – dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breath awareness, surya namaskar with 12 mantras with their bija-mantra chanting
  • Modifications of yoga asanas
  • Types of yoga asanas – standing, sitting, backward bending, forward bending, spinal twisting, fire series, inversion, shavasana etc.
  • Alignment & art of adjustment
  • Preventing common injuries
  • Counter pose
  • Contraindications
  • Yoga asanas benefits

Breathing & Pranayama Practices

  • Introduction to science of breath
  • Physiology of pranayama
  • Basic postures for pranayama
  • Establishment of diaphragmatic breath
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
  • Different practices of pranayama: nadi shodhana, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma
  • Benefits or pranayama practices
  • Guidelines for regular pranayama


  • Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
  • Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
  • Moola-bandha (root lock)

Mudra Vijnana (Science of Graceful Gestures)

  • Intro to mudras and their importance in yoga practices
  • Mudra and its psychology
  • The elements residing in the fingers and five mudras: akasha-mudra, jnana-mudra, agni-mudra, varuna-mudra, and prithvi-mudra

Other important mudras: dhyan-mudra, prana-mudra, apana-mudra, linga-mudra, shunya-mudra, vishnu-mudra, bhairava-mudra, and hridaya-mudra

Satkarma or Cleansing Exercises

  • Jala-neti
  • Sutra-neti
  • Trataka
  • Agnisara

Practice Relaxation & Preparation for Yogic Sleep

  • Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
  • Relaxation in daily life
  • Sequence of relaxation practices
  • Tension & relaxation exercises
  • Systematic relaxation exercises
  • 31 points relaxation exercise
  • 61 points relaxation exercise
  • Preparation for yoga-nidra


  • What is meditation & what is not?
  • Meditation in daily life
  • Yoga asanas for meditation
  • 2-5 minutes meditations
  • Steps into basic meditation
  • So-ham mediation
  • Spinal breath

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

  • Introduction about yoga anatomy and physiology
  • Systems: Digestive system, Circulatory system, Respiratory system, Muscular system, Nervous system, Endocrine system, Skeletal system, Excretory system
  • Stress: Introduction
  • Therapy principles for stress disorders
  • Stress management through yoga:
    1. Asana (physical postures)
    2. Pranayama (breathing practices)
    3. Dhyan (meditation)
  • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
  • Nadis (energy channels)
  • Chakras (energy plexus)
  • Pancha tattva (five great elements)
  • Pancha kosha (five sheaths)
  • Pancha pranas (five vital energy)

Yoga philosophy, Life-style, & Yoga Ethics

  • General introduction: six schools of Indian philosophy
  • Philosophy in daily life
  • The Yoga-sutras of Patanjali
  • Astanga-yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
  • Introduction to Vedanta (Yoga of the Upanishads)
  • The yoga of the Bhagavad-gita
  • Yoga Ethics
  • Yamas and Niyamas
  • More on the ethics of a teacher

Yoga & Ayurveda (Science of Life)

  • Intro to Ayurveda
  • Philosophy of Ayurveda: body and mind
  • The concept of tri-dosha: vata, pitta, and kapha
  • The concept of tri-gunas: sattva, rajas and tamas
  • Ayurveda and the balanced and healthy nutrients diet
  • Balance of the mind and body through proper diet as prescribed in Ayurveda

Teaching Methodology

  • Learning to instruct & guide
  • Main points: Teaching to what you observe, Timing a class, Greeting/Centering, Sequence in teaching,
  • Classroom Organization  
  • Demonstration
  • Health Concerns
  • Language
  • Modification in Posture
  • The practice and service of teaching yoga

Yoga Practicum

  • Develop intention for classes
  • Self-evaluation
  • Assignments
  • Feed back
  • Group discussion
  • Question & answer
  • Home work

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Dharamsala, India: Daily Schedule


As per the criteria and requirement set for the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course by Yoga Alliance USA, there will be a reasonably tight schedule. This 200 Hour Yoga Training will be schedule on 6 days for the intensive study and practices and on the 7th day there will be an excursion to nearby ancient Buddhist temples and sightseeing on Thailand’s highest mountain range. Holy Shrine & Temples Visits and Explore time as the related aspects of yoga training. In spite of such intensive schedule you could find this training an enlightening and interesting process of transformation. During your training you will have an opportunity to live with nature. The Yoga Training schedule begins at 6:15am with a short morning prayer followed by a shat-kriya & pranayama exercises. Then there comes the morning session for the traditional Yoga Postures (Hatha-Yoga) before the breakfast. Then we have two main sessions; one philosophy and the other yoga anatomy followed by lunch at noon. Then there will be some self-study and Self-practice time after before we begin the afternoon and evening sessions of Vinyasa-Yoga Asanas followed by Relaxation  & Meditation. There will be some inspirational cultural activities, such as satsang (devotional songs), lectures on yoga related subjects, audios and video lectures. The weekly assignments will be a part of the training as that is conducive to gain in-depth knowledge of the subjects and experience through your yoga practices. During this yoga teacher training you will be provided with three yoga vegetarian meals including fruit refreshments and green tea.

We encourage the students to go sleep early about 10pm as that is conducive to the yoga training.  Here it is the typical daily schedule for 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamsala, India at our School Yoga Vidya Mandiram:

Typical Daily Schedule

05:00 : Wake Up!
06:15 : Morning Prayer
06:30 : Shat-kriya (Six Cleansing Exercises) & Pranayama Practices
07:30 : Yoga Asanas (Session – I)
09:00 : Breakfast
10:00 : Yoga Philosophy, Life-style & Yoga Ethics
11:00 : Yoga Anatomy & Physiology Workshops
12:30 : Lunch
13:30 : Self-Study & Self Practice Time
15:30 : Karma-Yoga
16:00 : Tea Time
16:30 : Yoga Asanas (Session – II)
18:00 : Relaxation & Meditation
19:00 : Dinner
20:00 : Self-Study
21:00 : Go to Sleep!
Note: Daily Schedule is subject to change.
Note: It is advised that you arrive at the yoga school one day before the course starts.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Dharamsala, India: Course Dates


This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Dharmashala, India is held on 2nd – 23rd of every year. Our few upcoming the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses are on the following dates:


2nd – 23rd June 2019 200 Hour Yoga TTC in Dharmashala, India
2nd – 23rd August 2019 200 Hour Yoga TTC in Dharmashala, India
2nd – 23rd June 2020 200 Hour Yoga TTC in Dharmashala, India
2nd – 23rd July 2020 200 Hour Yoga TTC in Dharmashala, India
Venue: Dharamkot, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, Inida


Yoga TTC in Dharamsala, India - Course Fee

Accommodation Shared Private
1 Person US 1599 1900