200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara is located in central Nepal. It is one of the most well-known adventure destinations in the world. It has everything to match the tastes of travellers with different interests. If you dare to strike the heights or have a burning wish to climb the Himalayas, then visit Pokhara, as it is the beginning point of numerous treks on Mt. Annapurna. This is all about Pokhara as an adventure destination. But do you know, there are much more than high treks and thrill trails in Pokhara, Nepal?

It is a peaceful destination where you can see authentic Nepal. Walking through the city's villages reveals the true culture and tradition, which may have been lost in the running world. This is why Pokhara is one of the best places in the world for spiritual activities.

Add Yoga in Pokhara to your bucket list to experience true yoga and true Nepal. The vibes that the place produces are something you must have needed to let go of your blocked emotions and feelings. On a yoga journey in Pokhara, you discover soothing natural settings where you strike yoga asanas, or poses. It will be a relaxing holiday for you in Pokhara, where watching the chirping of the birds calms your soul.

Athrav Yogshala - A Registered Yoga School in Rishikesh, India

Atharv Yogshala has one of its yoga centres in Pokhara. We have chosen the place because it has a calm and tranquil setting amidst the high green hills surrounding the city. The centre also offers an exotic view from all sides, where you can just sit, relax, and watch the vibrant colour of the city. Walking through the nearby rice field, lush jungle. colourful flora and fauna, friendly villagers, and stunning viewpoints.

At Atharv Yogshala, while letting you immerse yourself in the learning of yoga, we also give you a chance to discover the hidden gems of the place with our well-curated and maintained schedule and curriculum. The school is registered with Yoga Alliance, USA, and so, after the completion of the course with us, you will receive an accredited certificate. The certificate allows you to register yourself as an RYT, or Registered Yoga Teacher.

History of Nepal as a Spiritual Destination

Nepal is a beautiful country, shining with the high Himalayas. It is blessed with a rich culture and incredible heritage. The country is also the birthplace of Vedic Sanatan Dharma, which is believed to be the root of all religions. Veda Vyasa (an author of the Vedas) also took birth in the same country. It is the land of deities, saints, and sages.

The country is the home of the first yogi, Lord Shiva. It is also the birthplace of the first meditation guru, Gautam Buddha. The various spiritual aspects originated in the country. The Vedas, Tantra, Yoga, Astrology, Ayurveda, and Feng Shui all started here first.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India with RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Certification

If you wish to start your professional career with yoga, then the 200 hours yoga teacher training course is the best option for you. After the successful completion of the course, you will receive a valid certification from Yoga Alliance, USA. The certification makes you eligible to register yourself as an RYT-200, or 200 Hours Registered Yoga Teacher.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Overview

Course Name 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Level Beginner to Intermediate
Yoga Style Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga
Duration 26 Days
Module Residential with Meals
Language of Instruction English
Certification 200 Hour Yoga TTC (Yoga Alliance)
Venue Atharv Yogshala
Location Pokhara, Nepal
Course Fee (Shared Room - US $1250) - (Private Room - US $1350)

Course Fees & Dates: Year 2024


Course Fees



7th Jun - 2nd Jul 2024

Shared Room $1250
Private Room $1350

7 Seats

7th Jul - 1st Aug 2024

Shared Room $1250
Private Room $1350

7 Seats

7th Aug - 1st Sep 2024

Shared Room $1250
Private Room $1350

7 Seats

7th Oct - 1st Nov 2024

Shared Room $1250
Private Room $1350

7 Seats

7th Nov - 2nd Dec 2024

Shared Room $1250
Private Room $1350

7 Seats

7th Dec - 1st Jan 2024

Shared Room $1250
Private Room $1350

7 Seats

Course Inclusions & Exclusions

    What's Included
  • Free Pick-up from Pokhara (PKR) Airport
  • 25 Nights & 26 Days Accommodation
  • Yoga Material
  • Outdoor Yoga Session
  • Ayurvedic Cooking Classes
  • Nutritious Vegetarian meals & Herbal Tea
  • Kirtan Night
  • Himalayas Sightseeing Trip
  • Weekend Excursions
    What's Excluded
    • Ayurvedic Panchakarma & Treatment
    • Air-conditioner (On Additional Charges)
    • Visa fee
    • Air fare
    • Taxi pick-up from Delhi and Haridwar

Yoga Certification

All participants completing a 100 hour yoga training course are eligible to apply for 200 Hour Yoga TTC which is an internationally recognized yoga teacher certification and designation.

You will be able to develop your understanding of yoga at Atharv Yogshala to the point where you will be able to teach yoga professionally. Our graduates can apply to Yoga Alliance to become registered yoga teachers, such as RYT 200 and RYT 500, according to their qualifications.


The overall evaluation of 200 hours Yoga teacher training at Atharv Yogshala India based on below assessment:

    • Written assessment - Completion of assignment
    • Practical assessment for designing, sequencing and conducting yoga sessions
    • Student's conduct throughout the training will be an essential criteria
    • Attendance - minimum 90% wherein student must have presented the valid and agreed reason for 10% absenteeism

Course Syllabus: 200 Hour YTTC

At Atharv Yogshala, we offer various yoga teacher training courses to students who are willing to learn the best in the field of yoga and meditation. The curriculum is entirely based on Yoga Alliance standards. We offer residential courses with extra classes in Ayurveda. With our course, we aim to balance our lives and transform them in a positive way. We work in the belief that the world is one family, and with our courses, it is our duty to meet the needs of every individual.

110 Hours

Techniques, Training and Practice

Asana | Assignment | Pranayama | Meditation

20 Hours

Anatomy & Physiology

30 Hours

Yoga Humanities

History | Philosophy | Ethics

40 Hours

Professional Essentials

Teaching Methodology | Professional Development | Practicum

  • Art of Mantra
  • Science of Mantra
  • Power of Mantra
  • Formation of Mantra
  • Mantra Chanting

Mantra Chanting is a powerful tool which develops a spiritual connection inside you. It, in turn, creates a balance between the body, mind, and spirit.

  • How to chant the mantra properly?
  • Om Mantra
  • Peaceful Shiva Mantra
  • Energetic Durga Mantra
  • Joyous Krishna Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra for the purification of the mind
  • Sahana Mantra for Guru Disciple Study
  • Guru Mantra for paying homage to Guru

Traditional Hatha Yoga sessions conducted by our school are a positive workout for one's physical and mental wellness. It originated years ago with the aim to attain health and peace. The practice also benefits you with strength and flexibility.

  • Pavan Muktasana series 1 (Antirheumatic Exercise series 1)
  • Pavan Muktasana series 2 (Antirheumatic Exercise series 2)
  • Pavan Muktasana series 3 (Antirheumatic Exercise series 3)
  • Centering postures series (Yoga Sequence Builder)
  • Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
  • Standing postures series
  • Kneeling postures series
  • Sitting Postures series
  • Forward bending postures series
  • Backwards bending postures series
  • Supine postures series
  • Prone Postures series
  • Fire Series series
  • Inversions series
  • Twisting postures series
  • Balancing Postures series
  • Relaxing Posture series
  • Meditative Asana Series
  • Theory of Hatha Yoga
  • Ancient Scriptures & Texts of Hatha Yoga
  • Aim and Objectives
  • Yoga as a Therapy
  • Yoga as Balancing

More than a teaching session conducted by yog gurus, Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga is a self-assisted and practice class. All students are doing the same sequence and postures, supported by experienced teachers.

  • Introduction
  • History
  • Awakening the Inner Fire
  • The Breath of Life (Prana)
  • Chakras
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga)
  • The practice of K.Pattabhi Jois
  • Bandha practice
  • Drishti (Focusing the Attention)
  • Use of yoga props and instruments
  • Sun Salutation A & B (week 1) - Surya Namaskar Series A & B
  • Standing Asana Series (week 2)
  • Sitting Asana Series (Week 3)
  • Finishing Asana Series (Week 3)
  • Teaching Practices (Traditional & Mysore Style- Week 4)
  • Padangustasana (Big toes Posture)
  • Pada hastasana (Hand under foot posture)
  • Utthita trikoṇasana (A+B) (Triangle posture)
  • Utthita parsvakonasana (A+B) (Extended side angle pose)
  • Prasarita padottanasana (A,B,C,D) (Intense wide leg stretch)
  • Parsvottanasana (Intense side stretch posture)
  • Utthita hasta padangustasana (Hand to big toe posture)
  • Ardha bandha padmottanasana (Half-bound lotus forward bend)
  • Utkatasana (Fierce pose)
  • Virabhadrasana (Warrier pose) A+B
  • Dandasana (Staff pose)
  • Pascimattanasana (Intense west stretch or sitting forward bend)
  • Purvattanasana (Intense east stretch)
  • Ardha bandha padma pascimattanasana (Half bound lotus forward bend)
  • Tiryangmukha Eka pada pascimattanasana (Reverse the leg, one leg intense stretch)
  • Janusirsasana (Head-to-knee pose)
  • Marichyasana (Leg Binding Pose)
  • Navasana (Boat Pose)
  • Bhujapiḍasana (Shoulder Pressure Pose)
  • Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose)
  • Suptakurmasana (Reclining Turtle Pose Yoga)
  • Garbhapindasana (Womb Pose)
  • Kukkutasana (Cockerel Pose, or Rooster Posture)
  • Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose, Butterfly Pos
  • Upavistha Konasana (Seated Angle Posture)
  • Suptakonasana
  • Supta Padangustasna
  • Ubhaya Padangustasna
  • Urdhvamukha Pascimattanasana
  • Setubandhasana (Bridge Pose)
  • Finishing Postures
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana (upward bow posture)
  • Salaṁba sarvangasana (shoulder stand posture)
  • Halasana (plough posture)
  • Karṇa pidasana (ear pressure posture)
  • Baddha padmasana (sealed lotus pose)
  • yoga mudra (sealed yoga posture)
  • Padmasana (Lotus posture)
  • Savasana (Corpse pose)

Prana, the life energy Yama means control. It is the foundation practice of the traditional form of yoga. It is not just a breathing practice but much more than this. The class of pranayama reveals its secrets and the power of pranayama to gain the right health, peace, and balance.

The four week course offers a different experience, such as;
  • Week 1: Step wise knowledge of pranayama and building strength.
  • Week 2: From the beginning to the deep core of pranayama.
  • Week 3: Advance practice by holding the breath and manifesting chakra awareness.
  • Week 4: Teaching practice while moving to the master level of the breath.
Pranayama Topics:
  • Definition of Prana
  • Definition of Pranayama
  • Definition of breath
  • Connection of the Prana and the breath
  • Importance of Pranayama
  • Benefits of Pranayama
  • Preparing ourselves to practice pranayama
  • Aspects of Breathing
  • Ancient Texts of Breathing
  • General understanding
  • Knowledge of nostrils
  • Activating nostrils for pranayama
  • Secrets of Pranayama
  • Breath flow in 5 elements
  • Unit of Prana
  • Function of Prana
  • Three levels of Prana
  • Three Gunas
  • Flow of Prana
  • Quality of breath
  • Imbalance of Prana
  • Retention of breath
  • 6 Sitting postures for Pranayama practices
  • Breathing pattern
  • Chakras and Kundalini connect with Prana
  • Beginners and Intermediate Practices of Pranayama
  • Clavicular Pranayama
  • Thoracic Pranayama
  • Diaphragmatic Pranayama
  • Yogic Pranayama
  • Pranava Pranayama (Om Meditation Breathing)
  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama or Anulom Vilom Pranayama
  • Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows Breath)
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama (Skull Shining Breath)
  • Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath)
  • Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean Breath)
  • Sitali Pranayama (Cooling Breath)
  • Sitkari Pranayama (Hissing Breath)
  • Murcha Pranayama (Swooning Breath Yoga)
  • Surya Bhedi Pranayama (Right Nostril Breathing)
  • Chandra Bhedi Pranayama (Left Nostril Breathing)

Just like you involve your body in physical exercise for its benefits, in the same way, meditation is an exercise for mental health. With the power of meditation, you can control your mind and block negative and unnecessary thoughts. You enter into a deep state of relaxation where peace is the ultimate goal. During the meditation class, you are advised to sit quietly by keeping your focus on a single thing. It helps you in eliminating tension and stress. With the 200 Hours yoga teacher training course, you get to learn basic and intermediate techniques of meditation.

The four weeks program work as;
  • Week 1: Introducing Meditation and Building Foundation
  • Week 2: Making the mind able to focus on a single aspect with concentration process and exercises.
  • Week 3: Meditation Techniques
  • Week 4: Chakra Awareness and Kundalini Meditation
What'll you learn?
  • What is Meditation?
  • History and Origin of Meditation
  • How to prepare yourself for Meditation?
  • What Meditation is actually?
  • What Meditation is not?
  • Why to meditate?
  • How to meditate?
  • Where to meditate?
  • When to meditate?
  • Philosophy of Meditation
  • Meditation Traditions
  • Meditation Scriptures
  • Aim and Objectives of Meditation
  • Sitting Positions
  • How to Sit Correctly
  • Preliminary Practices Before Practicing Meditation
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing in Meditation
  • Correct Breathing in Meditation
  • How to Relax in Meditation?
  • Lifestyle in Meditation
  • Diet of Meditation
  • Why should one sleep while meditating?
  • What are the rules of meditation?
  • Styles of Meditation Practices
  • Himalayan Meditation Practices
  • Basics Foundation Meditation Practice
  • Breath- Mind- Mantra Awareness
  • Trataka Meditation
  • Nada Meditation Practices
  • Music Meditation
  • Om Meditation
  • Mantra Power Meditation
  • Active Meditation Practices
  • Dynamic Moving Meditation (Osho)
  • Buddha Walking Meditation
  • Karma Yoga Meditation
  • Natraj Meditation
  • Sufi Meditation
  • Gaurishankar Meditation
  • Ajna Chakra Awakening Meditation
  • Kundalini Active Meditation
  • Vipassana & Passive Meditation Practices
  • Breath Awareness (Anapana)
  • Mindfulness and Sensation
  • Total Awareness Practice
  • How to Do Japa (recitation)
  • Kirtan Even and Creating a Spiritual Vibe
  • One-Day Silence Meditation
  • Silence Practice

Yoga Nidra is also known as Psychic Sleep. The practice creates a state between waking and sleeping. It is a state of consciousness. One can go into this deep and conscious sleep with the practice of guided meditation. Yoga Nidra can also be termed as the victory over sleep. You can relax your mind and complete the sleep of 8 hours in just a short practice of yoga nidra. When you go through the epic, Mahabharata, you get to know that Arjuna (one of the Pandavas) was associated with Yoga Nidra.

The four-week program of Yoga Nidra includes;
  • Week 1: Basic Relaxation Practices
  • Week 2: Visualisation Yoga Nidra
  • Week 3: Chakra Awareness Yoga Nidra
  • Week 4: Inner Flame Yoga Nidra
  • What'll you learn?
    • Basics of Yoga Nidra
    • Meaning of Yoga Nidra
    • Purpose of Yoga Nidra
    • Different Schools of Yoga Nidra
    • Traditions of Yoga Nidra
    • Tantric Origin of Yoga Nidra
    • Lifestyle for Yoga Nidra Practitioners
    • Rules for Yoga Nidra Practitioners
    • Benefits of Yoga Nidra
    • Risks of Yoga Nidra
    • Difference Between Yoga Nidra and Meditation
    • Yoga Nidra Experience
    • Yoga Nidra and Healing
    • 4 States of Consciousness
    • 3 Body Awareness
    • Tension Relaxation

"Shat" means "Six" and "Karma" means "Actions". Thus, as per yogic science, Shatkarma is six cleansing actions that help to clean your body and mind. It is well described in the Hatha Yoga Tradition. Shatkarma is an important practice to maintain a balance between body and mind and also promote well-being. The practice eliminates toxins from the body and unblocks energy channels.

With the 100,200,300 Hours Yoga TTC, you will learn;
  • Introduction to Shatkarma
  • Benefits of Shatkarma
  • Risks of Shatkarma
  • Who should practice it?
  • Who should not practice it?
  • Experiences
  • Preparation to Shatkarma
  • Practices After Completing It
  • Cleansing of Nadis or Energy Channels
  • Practices that you will learn
  • Jihwa Dhauti (Tongue Cleansing)
  • Danta Dhauti (Teeth Cleansing)
  • Karna Dhauti (Ear Cleansing)
  • Jalaneti (Cleansing with Water)
  • Kapalbhati (Mind Cleansing)
  • Agnisara (Cleansing with Fire)

Yoga Philosophy is a powerful subject that can change one's life. Many are confused that it only exists in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras but this is not true. It is the philosophy of life which can also be found in Bhagwat Geeta, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Upanishads. The basic and main philosophy of yoga is simple, body, mind, and soul are one and one can not separate them.

During the 4 weeks of the 200 Hours Yoga Course, Yoga Philosophy will explain to you the motive of life. Week 1: The World of Wisdom
  • Introduction to Indian Culture
  • Spirituality and Himalayan Tradition
  • Introduction to the Ancient Scriptures of Yoga and Spirituality
  • Meaning of Indian Philosophy
  • Purpose of Indian Philosophy
  • Introduction to 9 Major Indian Philosophy
  • What is Yoga Philosophy the Most Important among All?
  • History of Yoga
  • Types of Yoga
Week 2: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Patanjali and His Work
  • Introduction to Yoga Sutras Text
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, Aparigraha, Saucha, Santosha, and Tapas)
  • Yamas & Niyamas
  • Philosophy of Asana & Pranayama
  • Karmic Science
Week 3: Internal Limbs
  • Concentration, Meditation, and Samadhi
  • First Chapter
  • Second Chapter
  • Third and Fourth Chapters of Patanjali
  • Mind and Its Control
  • Introduction to Bhagavat Geeta & Upanishad
Week 4: Exploring the wisdom of Yoga
  • Chakras
  • Nadi
  • Kundalini
  • Three Fold Pain
  • Three Bodies (Sharira)
  • Pancha kosha
  • Tri-guna
  • Mahabhuta (Theory of Elements

In yoga, anatomy is a crucial subject for yoga teachers and learners. In the class, you will get to know physical anatomy and spiritual anatomy.

  • Physical Anatomy
  • Introduction to Body
  • Bodily Structures
  • Body Planes
  • Anatomical Movements
  • Bones of the Skull
  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Shoulder Girdle/ Arm Bones/ Pelvic Region
  • Deformities of the Spine
  • Lower Extremity
  • Tendons and Ligaments
  • Muscular System
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System
  • Spiritual Anatomy
  • Nadi (Energy Channel)
  • Chakras (Energy Centres)
  • Kundalini (Prime Energy and Souce of All Creativity)
  • Pancha kosha (5 Layers)
  • Pancha Mahabhuta (5 Elements and Body Structure)
  • Tri-Guna (Three Attributes)

Yoga is the wellness science for nurturing the body, mind and spirit. It is the natural healing process to keep you healthy and free from illness. Yoga therapy uses yoga postures, breathing exercises (pranayama), meditation, and other practices to improve physical and mental well-being. Yoga therapy encourages the amalgamation of the body, mind, and spirit.

In the 200 Hours Yoga Course, you will learn;
  • Definition of Yoga Therapy
  • Rules and Regulations of Yoga Therapy
  • Healing Through Asana, Pranayama and Meditation
  • Therapy for Common Diseases

Ayurveda is the oldest and the most natural system of medicine that originated in India years ago. It is approximately 3000 years ago medicinal science. Ayurveda is derived from two words, "Ayur" means "Life" and "Veda" means "Science", thus Ayurveda describes the meaning "Science of Life" or 'Knowledge of Life'. As per Ayurvedic Science, the body is made up of five elements, i.e. Akash (Ether), Vayu (Air), Agni (Fire), Apas (Water), and Prithvi (Earth). These 5 elements create 3 doshas namely, Kapha, Vata and Pitta. When these are balanced, then an individual remains healthy and when these are imbalances, an individual remains ill. Ayurveda helps in balancing all of these to give you a healthy lifestyle.

The 200 Hours Yoga Course explains;
  • What is Ayurveda?
  • Ayurvedic Treatment and its Unique Features
  • Ayurveda and Its Diversified Areas
  • Ashtanga Ayurveda
  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda
  • Panchamahabhuta [Earth (Prithvi), Water (Jal), Fire (Agni), Air (Vayu) and Aether / Space (Aakash)]
  • Kapha
  • Vata
  • Pitta
  • Prakriti- Know Your Constitution

Mudra is a symbolic gesture. It is normally practices with hands and fingers, explaining the flow of energy in the subtle body. It brings a wondrous change in body and mind.

The 200 Hours Yoga Course explains;
  • The Secrets of Mudra
  • The Position of Elements in the Hands
  • The Need for Mudra
  • Advantages of Mudras
  • Special Guidelines About Mudra
  • Gyan Mudra (Gesture of Wisdom)
  • Purn Gyan Mudra (Gesture of Complete Wisdom)
  • Vairagya Mudra (Gesture of Dispassion)
  • Abhaya Mudra (Gesture of Fearlessness)
  • Dhyana Mudra (Meditation Mudra)
  • Vayu Mudra (Gesture of Air)
  • Pran Mudra (Gesture of Prana)
  • Prithvi Mudra (Gesture of Earth)
  • Surya Mudra (Gesture of Sun)
  • Varun Mudra (Gesture of God of Water)
  • Shoonya mudra (Gesture of Openness, Space)
  • Pran-Apan Mudra (Gesture of Prana Apana)

Bandhas is the Sanskrit word which means Lock. The aim of it is to block the energy flow from a particular part of the body. When the lock is opened, then the energy flows properly throughout the body and maintains overall wellness and vitality.

  • Meaning and Importance of Energy Lock
  • Why the Energy Lock and How Our Energy Gets Drained
  • Energy Knots and How to Open Them
  • Understanding the Three Chakras (Muladhara, Manipura, Visuddhi)
  • Experience with Energy Lock
  • Benefits and Risks of Bandha Practices
  • Practices (Beginners and Intermediate Level)
  • Agnisar (Preparation to Uddiyana)
  • Vahir Kumbhaka (External Retention)
  • Antar Kumbhaka (Internal Rentention)
  • Ashwini Mudra to prepare Mulabandha
  • Vajroli Mudra to prepare Mulabandha
  • Mula bandhas (Root lock)
  • Uddiyana bandha (Abdominal lock)
  • Jalandhar Bandha (Throat Lock)

While being a student, it is also necessary to learn to teach. You are on a journey from being a student to a teacher.

  • Proper sequence
  • Avoid injuries
  • Happiness during and after the practice
  • Work with various styles of yoga and in all levels
  • Meditative experience
  • Managing the energy flow
  • Balancing the energy flow
What you'll learn?
  • Proper demonstration of a Yoga practice
  • The proper way to instruct and guide a lesson
  • Proper alignment of yoga postures
  • Proper adjustment with/ without props
  • Yogic personality establishment

In yoga, alignment is the right way to perform any asana so that one can minimise the risk of injury and reap maximum benefits from it.

What'll you learn?
  • Sense of alignment
  • Role of alignment in daily practice
  • Balancing prana & chakras
  • Alignment and 5 koshas
  • Importance of Alignment
  • A different aspect of Alignment
  • Minimising the risk of injuries
  • Increase the movement of joints
  • Alignment based on body regions
  • Upper Limb alignment
  • Lower Limb alignment
  • Torso – Thorax - Abdomen – Pelvis Alignment
  • Alignment of Head & Neck
  • Alignment of the spine
  • Basic postures of alignment
  • Bringing the body into comfortable zone
  • Balancing the body and mind

Adjustment in yoga is also about learning the correct technique of yoga.

You'll learn;
  • What is yoga adjustment?
  • Sense of yoga adjustment
  • Level of yoga adjustment
  • Why adjustment is needed in yoga asana
  • Role of adjustments in yoga asana class
  • The right technique for perfect adjustment
  • Bandhas
  • Dynamics of each asana
  • How to adjust self adjust in a posture
  • How to adjust to others during the class
  • Methods of Adjustment
  • Tools and props to achieve the peak in the posture
  • Body weight management
  • Safety rules
  • Preparations for adjustment
  • Performance during the course
  • Attendance
  • Practical asana demonstration test
  • Written test (Objective and subjective type)
  • Behavior

Daily Yoga Schedule

The 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course at Atharv Yogshala follows a strict schedule in compliance with Yoga Alliance standards. Nearly 6 to 7 hours of training time are assigned to some aspect of yoga each day. You could find the training intensive but enlightening.

Time Activity
05:00 AM Wake Up
05:30 AM - 06:00 AM Morning Tea
06:00 AM - 07:30 AM Hatha Yoga
07:45 AM - 08:45 AM Pranayama
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Yoga Philosophy
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Tea Time
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Yoga Anatomy/Alignment Class
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM Lunch
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Mantra/Ayurveda/Teaching Methodology
04:15 PM - 05:45 PM Ashtanga Vinyasa
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM Meditation/Yoga Nidra
07:00 PM - 07:45 PM Dinner
10:00 pm Lights Off

Schedule on Wednesday
Time Activity
06:00 AM Shat Kriya - Cleansing Practice
07:30 AM Self-practice
08:30 AM Breakfast
10:30 AM Self-Practicum
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Rest
01:30 PM Lunch
02:00 PM Free/Rest/Self-Study

Please note:

Excursions will be in the Morning/Afternoon/Evening time.

Schedule on Sunday
  • Holiday
  • Includes Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner in Campus

Study Materials/Give-away
  • Yoga Manual
  • Notebook
  • Jal Neti Pot, Rubber Neti
  • School Bag
  • School T-Shirt

Excursions to be Done
School & Premises
Stay at Atharv Yogshala

Pokhara is located in central Nepal. It is one of the most well-known adventure destinations in the world. It has everything to match the tastes of travelers with different interests. If you dare to strike the heights or have a burning wish to climb the Himalayas, then visit Pokhara, as it is the beginning point of numerous treks on Mt. Annapurna. This is all about Pokhara as an adventure destination. But do you know, there are much more than high treks and thrill trails in Pokhara, Nepal?
It is a peaceful destination where you can see authentic Nepal. Walking through the city's villages reveals the true culture and tradition, which may have been lost in the running world. This is why Pokhara is one of the best places in the world for spiritual activities.

Yogic Meals at Atharv Yogshala

Atharv Yogshala offers three times a day freshly cooked meals, herbal tea and filtered drinking water. Atharv Yogshala Sattvic diet primarily consumes nutritious foods, including fresh produce and nuts, which is why this diet may lead to a number of health benefits. However, it’s quite restrictive, and many healthy foods are off-limits.

Living a healthy lifestyle is the expectation of everyone but very few obey the rule of living a healthy life. Eating Satvic food will give you good health, good nutrition and improves digestion. Sattvic food is very natural since it includes all fresh and medicinal ingredients. The diet is so natural that you don’t feel heavy or lethargic after eating and gives a peaceful feeling so here in Atharv Yogshala yoga practitioners slowly start incorporating Satvic food in theirs diet and learn to cook varieties of tasty dishes because this is going to show wonderful results in your body starting from good health, good energy boost and positive state of mind.

Recommended Books

Whether you’re looking for a light read about beginner yoga poses or a deep dive into how yoga promotes spiritual healing, the right book can round out your knowledge and improve your practice. The best yoga books cover a topic you're interested in, have a length that fits your needs, and are written by a credible yoga expert. Depending on your reading habits, it may also help to look for digital versions of the book. This can be very convenient since you won't have to worry about lugging around a heavy book to read. Illustrations are also a great feature since they can show you how different yoga poses are properly achieved. We researched various yoga books with these features in mind.

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The book by B.K.S. Iyengar, "Light on Yoga" is the bible for many people who practice Iyenger method of yoga. It is the best book if you are doing self practice on asanas, meditation or relaxation. The book has more than 600 illustrations which describes different postures and breathing exercises. It is a comprehensive book and the best for novice who are seeking for the benefits of yoga for body, mind, and soul.

Light on Pranayama is another book by B.K.S. Iyengar. It is a descriptive book on pranayama practice. The different types of pranayama, like Bhastrika, Kapalbhati, Nadi Shodhan, and others are described in this book. It also depicts the benefits of pranayama for various mental disorders like anxiety, stress, and depression. The book is a descriptive guideline for the pranayama program. You can do daily self practice of 15-30 minutes of pranayama with the help of the book.

There are various books published by Bihar School of Yoga. All are certainly the best if you want to do self-practice and learning. It clears your insight to various aspects or elements on yoga, pranayama, and meditation. Some of the books by Bihar School of Yoga are Yoga & Kriya, Upasana: In the Presence of Divine, Prana & Pranayama, and so on.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda is a comprehensive study of yoga philosophy and sutras. It is a guide to physical postures, meditation, pranayama, as well as aspects to deal with daily situations. The books covers practical examples which are shared by Sri Swami Satchidananda which he had done to achieve the ultimate physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika is authored by Swami Muktibodhananda. It is divided into different parts, each part explaining a certains style of yoga. It involves the yoga of the body, and mind. It is a deeper insight on knowing how to awaken the chakras and kundalini with yoga. Shatkarmas are also discussed elaborately in the book. The book clears your doubts and every topic and is certainly the best for self-study.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Well India being the center of yoga this has to be the best place from where you can learn yoga. Also, a school like Atharv Yogshala here provides so many different types of courses from where you can choose.

200 Hour yoga training course is nothing but a course that includes all that one needs to know before he or she moves into higher hour courses. Also, this curse has all the details about the form of yoga one has opted for which 5takes 200 hours total to complete.

Yes, this is suitable for beginners and can be considered as a beginner course only. One can very easily perform this course because the poses range from beginners pose to intermediate. There is basically no such thing in yoga which is restricted to just a few groups of people anyone and everyone can perfume everything.

Absolutely one will be certified as a teacher after the 200-hour course and you can set up your studio. If you are doing this course from schools like the Vinyasa Yogshala then there will be absolutely no hassle in the generation of the certificates. Your school needs to be Yoga alliance certified and you will get a certificate after the 200-hour course because it has all the basic poses that one must know.

The advantages of this course are that one will be a certified teacher if you take the course from a reputed and certified institute. With this course, you will learn all the basics that one must know as a teacher and can also set up your studio or institute.

As you complete your 200-hour yoga teacher training course next you can start with the courses that are lined up that is the 300 and then the 500-hour course. Now if you do not want to invest so many times then surely you can look for other courses in Atharv Yogshala and get your hands into several courses that might be beneficial for you and your professional career.

To prepare yourself all you have to do is watch videos and start with the basic warm-up. This will help you catch the poses and the asana very quickly. Also, you can search and surf several videos and articles to gain knowledge. The Vinyasa Yogshala. The website has so much other information which you can go through and prepare yourself both physically and mentally.

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