200 Hours Hatha Yoga Teachers Training Syllabus

Yoga Philosophy:

  • History of yoga with introduction of Vedas and Upanishadas.
  • Types of yoga – Jana, Bhakti & Karma Yoga.
  • Yoga as a science and Philosophy.
  • Definitions of Yoga and 5 mental modification (vrittis).
  • Astanga Yoga (Eight Fold path) & Kriya Yoga.
  • ESSENCE of Bhagavat Gita.


An Overview of the anatomical system in our body with yogic viewpoint:

  • Digestive system.
  • Endocrine gland system.
  • Nervous system in connection with Parasympathetic nerves.
  • Respiratory system.
  • Muscular system.
  • Skeleton system.
  • Cardiovascular system.
  • Concept of Ayurveda & anti-aging through yoga and Ayurveda.
  • Overview and role of Spiritual Anatomy.
  • Yoga Anatomy: 7 Chakras, 5 Koshas, 5 Prana, 3 Nadis, 3 Bandhas etc.

Hatha Yoga:

  • Asana and its concept.
  • Classification of Asanas.
  • Difference between Asanas & Exercise.
  • Traditional sun salutation – an introduction and benefits.
  • Basic guidelines for general yoga practice.
  • Introduction of Yoga props.
  • Cultural Asanas – Names, Sanskrit interpretation, benefits, alignment & therapeutic role. An overview and practice – forward bend, backward bend, twisting, balancing, extension, inversion, core strengthening and balance asanas.
  • Introduction of Vinyasa System and its practice.
  • Meditative Asanas.
  • Asanas for Relaxation.
  • Yoga Mudras: its role in yoga practice and benefits.
  • Yoga during pregnancy.

Cleansing Process In Yoga (Shat Karmas):

Introduction & practice of Shatkarmas:-

  • Dhauti.
  • Jala Neti.
  • Trataka.
  • Kapalbhati.
  • Nauli.


Science of Breath:

  • concept of breath and breathing practices.
  • Understanding the concept of Prana.
  • Nadis and it’s important functions.
  • General guidelines of Pranayama.
  • Pranayama Vs. Deep Breathing.
  • What is Pranayama?
  • Understanding & practice of Pranayama:
  • Nadi Shodhanam.
  • Surya Bhedan Pranayama.
  • Ujjayi Pranayama.
  • Sitali & Sitkari Pranayama.
  • Bhastrika Pranayama.
  • Bharmari Pranayama.
  • Pranayama as a therapy.
  • General Benefits of Pranayama.
  • General Note for all the Pranayama Practices.


  • Meditation why and how?
  • Tradition & types of Meditation (Nada, Japa, Mantra).
  • Obstacles & enhancement in meditation techniques.
  • Various techniques of meditation.
  • Guidance for deepening meditation practice.
  • Mantra: What and Why?
  • Healing and spiritual aspect of Mantras.
  • Experience in Meditation.
  • Deep Relaxation in Yoga Nidra.
  • Systematic development of deep relaxation and meditation.

Art Of Teaching:

  • Adjustment and enhancement.
  • Useful tips for yoga teachers.
  • Yoga Lesson planning & general teaching tips.
  • Basic Fundamentals of sequencing.
  • An overview of Hatha Yoga Micro Lesson.
  • Ethical values for yoga teachers.
  • Prevention from injuries in yoga practice.
  • Yoga class etiquette and behavior of a yoga teacher.
  • Role of an inspiring yoga teacher.
  • Business aspect of yoga (from registration of yoga school to opening a new yoga center and yoga center marketing techniques).

Study Material/Reference Books:

  • How yoga works by Michael Roach.
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutra.
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra & Bandhas – Bihar School of Yoga.
  • Light on Yoga – Late Shri B. K. S Iyenger.
  • Light on Pranayama – Late Shri. B. K. S. Iyenger.
  • Autobiography of a Yogi – Parmhansa Yogananda.
  • Patanjali yoga Sutra –Dr. P. V. Karambelkar. (Kaivalyadhama, India).
  • Yogi & Scientist – Swami Kuvalayananda (Kaivalyadhama, India).
  • Meditation & Mantras (Swami Vishnu-Devananda).
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Professor G. S. Sahay).
  • Seven Systems of Indian Philosophy (Pandit Rajmani tigunait, Phd).
  • Yoga Nidra (Swami Satyananda Saraswati).
  • Prana & Pranayama (Swami Niranjananda Saraswati).
  • Yoga Nida – Swami Satyananda.
  • Science of Breath – Swami Rama.
  • Meditation and Its practice – Swami Rama.
  • Anatomy of Hatha Yoga – Dr David Colter.

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