200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Several times a year, Arhanta Yoga organizes an internationally accredited 200 hour yoga teacher training course India at the traditional yoga ashram (residential yoga schools) located in the beautiful environment outside of Khajuraho, Central India. For those who prefer to follow a course in Europe we also offer Teacher Training courses at our Ashram in the Netherlands in the beautiful province of Gelderland. Below you can find an overview of the frequently asked questions about the teacher training courses. If after reading these questions and their answers you would like more information or if you still have some questions, don’t hesitate to send an email with your questions to [email protected].

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Benefits

  • You will get over 200 hours of intensive Hatha Yoga training in 26 days
  • The course covers 170 yoga asanas, yogic philosophy, anatomy
  • You will learn proper alignment and teaching techniques for 110 beginner’s asanas
  • You will gain confidence as a yoga teacher thanks to the daily 3 hour practical teaching practice in groups
  • You will experience the traditional yogic lifestyle in an authentic yoga ashram in India or the Netherlands
  • After completion of the course you will receive an internationally recognized yoga teacher certification

 Curriculum

The course covers a very intensive curriculum and a large variety of topics like history of yoga, 170 classical Hatha Yoga asanas, pranayama, bandhas, mantras, Kundalini Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, basic anatomy etc. To view the complete detailed curriculum and the day schedule, please visit: Curriculum and Day Schedule.

 Upcoming Course Schedule

The Arhanta Yoga 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings take place in India at the Arhanta Yoga Ashram India, and at the Arhanta Yoga Ashram Netherlands.

Upcoming dates for the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course India

2017
10 January – 4 February Full
8 February – 6 March Full
27 October – 21 November Last seats!
25 November – 20 December Available
2018
7 January – 1 February Available
6 February – 3 March Available
26 October – 20 November Available
25 November – 20 December Available

Upcoming dates for the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Netherlands

2017
20 March – 14 April Full
1 May – 26 May Full
5 June  – 30 June Full
10 July – 4 August Full
14 August – 8 September Full
18 September – 13 October Last seats!
2018
26 March – 20 April Available
4 June – 29 June Available
9 July – 3 August Available
13 August – 7 September Available
17 September – 12 October Available

Click here for a detailed overview of the upcoming course dates in India and the Netherlands.

Registration Process

To register for a 200 hour Arhanta Yoga Teacher Training course India or the Netherlands please fill out the Application form (Word / PDF) and send it by email to [email protected].

Once we receive your application we will evaluate your application and reply within 2 working days. Once accepted you will receive further information.

200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Course India and Netherlands : FAQ

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training” is an international education standard for yoga teachers. With a 200 hour yoga instructor certification you can teach everywhere in the world. Most of the yoga federations like Yoga Alliance, European Yoga Association, International Yoga Federation, etc, accept 200 hour training as a minimum standard to be recognized as a certified yoga teacher for anyone wishing to register with them.
Though this division of hours can vary according to different yoga associations, a certified training programme must include following minimum hours to qualify for a professional 200 hour yoga teacher training:

  • 50 hours of yoga asana and pranayama
  • 20 hours of asana alignment and modification techniques
  • 40 hours of teaching practice
  • 30 hours of yoga Philosophy
  • 15 hours of anatomy and physiology
  • 30 hours of meditation and chanting
  • 15 hours of self study

Out of these 200 hours, a minimum of 165 hours must be contact hours with the teachers. The Arhanta Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course India provides 200 contact hours, with 70 hours of yoga teaching practice in 26 days.

A 200 hour training course can take any amount of time, there is no minimum or maximum duration. Most of the 200 hour yoga teacher trainings have a duration stretching from 3 weeks to 2 years. Most of the students prefer a training period of around 4 weeks as they receive intensive training in a short period. Some students prefer 2-3 year long training programmes, which are less intensive and can be followed at a slower pace.

It is important to know that the duration of the training does not say anything about the quality of the training. The quality depends on the teachers and the curriculum.

The main benefit of a 200 hour yoga teacher training course is that it can be completed in a short period of time and that you can start teaching as a certified yoga teacher after only one month. Though 200 hours sounds like a very short period, the Arhanta Yoga 200 hours course has proved to be a life changing experience for many students. In particular, the intensively structured daily schedule helps to develop discipline and efficiency, which is challenging for many people.

By following this course you can become a recognized yoga teacher anywhere in the world. Even though these courses are short term (4 weeks or one month) they are generally intensive yoga training programmes, during which you learn the theoretical and practical side of teaching yoga. A good yoga certification course will help you to develop teaching skills and confidence in teaching yoga. As these courses are short term they are much more oriented towards practical and hands on practice rather than just theory about yoga.

A good course should have a good balance of practice and theory. To become a good yoga teacher you need to know the history and background of yoga, but you also need to practice teaching intensively to develop understanding and confidence in teaching.

At Arhanta Yoga Ashram you will practice teaching every day for 3 hours, starting from the first day of the course.

The curriculum of a course and the quality of the teachings is more important than the duration of the course. Long term courses are spread over a period of time and are therefore much less intensive. Due to the gap of time in between the classes, the learning is very slow. It is also found that these courses focus mainly on the theory part, which does not help you to develop skills and confidence in teaching, just as reading a book on driving a car can’t give you the required skills and confidence to actually drive a car.
After successful completion of the training you can work as a certified teacher. There are numerous job opportunities available for internationally certified Yoga teachers e.g. :-

  • Yoga schools
  • Fitness schools
  • Health clubs
  • Wellness centres
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Cruises etc.
  • Running your own yoga studio

Want to know more

If you would like more information about the Yoga teacher training course India or the Netherlands, feel free to send an e-mail to [email protected] or to call us at +31 618504823. We will happy to answer all of your questions.

Student reviews

teacher training India Anna“The Arhanta Yoga TTC has a straightforward and clear approach to training asana teachers. The program is set up so that you can experience a taste of the lifestyle that the philosophy describes. Daily asana practice ensures that everyone walks away stronger and more aware of their bodies, and a variety of meditations, chants and pranayama help each student to turn their focus further inwards. All of the teachers were incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and approachable. This teacher training has make me feel confident about my ability to teach, find a job and implement parts of the yoga philosophy into my own life.” Anna, USA

yoga teacher training India Lana“The yoga teacher training course at Arhanta is a disciplined program, which is very helpful for maintaining focus on the learning process. I have learned much more than I expected to be possible in one month. What I especially experienced as helpful was that the teachers encouraged me to cross my boundaries, come out of my comfort zone and ask any questions. In short, I never expected to be a sufficiently confident and professional yoga teacher after 1 month, but thanks to the intensive and encouraging program I feel that I am, and I am very grateful for that.” Lana, The Netherlands

hatha yoga training course Maike“In a short time Arhanta has made it possible to set up a schedule which trains you to be a confident yoga teacher. I am really thankful for this course. It was a great adventure and I can see the improvements I have made from the beginning. I was very insecure, untrained and I had no goals. Now after one month I feel that my practice has improved hugely and I feel very confident to teach. I totally enjoy it and if feels more and more natural. A big thank you to Arhanta, and the people who have joined me on this adventure that changed my life and helped me gain a new view on life.” Maike, The Netherlands

yoga teacher training course Malle“I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be a student at the Arhanta Yoga Ashram in India. I have had the immense pleasure of learning from good-natured teachers who truly embody the yoga philosophy and who offer quality lectures and classes. I couldn’t have asked for a better learning experience and I feel confident that my peers and I are well equipped with all necessary roads to success as yoga teachers. I warmly recommend this school! Om Shanti.” Malle, Norway

 

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