The core principles and metaphysical foundations of Yoga are as important as the actual techniques or practice. If knowledge is lacking, then the practice can go wrong or become a mechanical routine.
This foundation teacher’s training course consists of :
96 topics covering Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga, Yogic anatomy and physiology, Yogic psychology and application, Teaching methodology.
32 hours of audio/video lectures with transcriptions. 4 hours of bonus lectures.
Collection of 4 classic e-books by Swami Kuvalayananda, covering asanas, pranayama, yogic therapy and a complete Yoga dictionary.
Assignments - 60 hours.
The postural practice, for final certification, is covered in 2 weeks intensive at KaivalyaDhama, India.
Below are the Asanas, Mudras, Kriyas that you will learn/practice during the practical intensive period.
Your full certification will be given during this period.
Ardhahalasana (one leg/ both leg)
Pawana muktasana (ardha /purn )
Naukasana (supine/prone )
1. Time saver - 15 days in India instead of a month or 6 weeks.
2. Cost saver - less than 1000 USD ( Online $350 + Onsite $600).
3. Deeper study - full focus on the subject in the privacy of your own home and in your own time.
4. Internationally recognized cerificate.
5. Authentic - designed by the oldest Yoga Institute in the world.
The online theory part is US $350 or INR 21000 for Indians.
Details of costs for the practicals in KaivalyaDham, Lonavala, India :
Tuition Fees – INR 25000
Along with Certification but without room charges and meals.
Room charges ( In campus) :
Single standard Room with common bath
Rs. 14400 for 2 weeks (meals included)
Single Standard Room with attached bath
Rs. 21000 for 2 weeks (meals included)
Single Executive Room
Rs. 23200 for 2 weeks (meals included)
Single Deluxe Room
Rs. 35200 for 2 weeks (meals included)
Room charges ( Near campus) :
Accommodation – Twin sharing
Rs. 14000 per person for 2 weeks (meals included)
Our teachers have been teaching Yoga as a subject to the thousands of students who have passed out of the Yoga College at KaivalyaDhama, India.
The teachers in the online course are :
Dr. Ganesh Rao (Lecturer – Patanjali Yoga Sutras)
Dr. G. S. Sahay (Lecturer, Gold Medalist – Sanskrit)
Dr. Sharad Bhalekar (Ayurvedic Physician, Lecturer)
R. S. Bhogal (Lecturer – Psychology, Author)
Lee Majewski (Holistic Yoga Practitioner, Kundalini / Hatha Yoga Certified)
The course is multimedia. There are 32 hours of video lectures, but the same is also given in streaming audio, so you can access easily from portable devices like phones, tablets etc.
Audio lectures do not consume much bandwidth.
Besides this, the transcripts of all lectures are given along with a google translation function - so if your native language is not English, then this makes it easier for you to study.
There are ebooks to study and some text material.
It gives you an enormous amount of information in various formats.
Our certificate is valid Internationally.
It is issued by COUNCIL OF YOGA ACCREDITATION INTERNATIONAL.
International Yoga Certification is of 3 kinds :
Yoga Instructor's Certification - 200 hours minimum.
Yoga Teacher's Certification - 500 hours minimum.
Yoga Therapist's Certification
Our blended course gives you a Yoga Instructor's Certificate, covering the requisite 200 hours.
Yes, you can start your practice with this yoga certificate, although we recommended a few months apprenticeship and hands-on experience with an experienced yoga teacher, after the certification.
Mercedes Stewart – USA, North Carolina (Kaivalyadhama Mentor)
(Contact Mercedes Stewart at 910.382.6096.)
Abhyasa training is held twice a year in Richlands/Jacksonville, North Carolina, at YogatheGarden. This 18-week course runs July - November & January - May. It is local and non-residential.
Mercedes Stewart, CY.ED, CYAI has been a student of Shri O.P. Tiwari and his daughter Vartika since 1996. She received her training and certification from Kaivalyadhama in 2001. She has taught traditional yoga in a therapeutic style to include pranayama and meditation techniques, history, and philosophy for more than 15 years.
Her website : www.mercysgarden.com
Look, there are about 36 hours of audio/video lectures and some sections are in text. But just listening to the lectures is not enough for your learning.
We recommend taking your own notes and completing the assignments.
This will take minimum 120 to 150 hours of your time.
So if you devote 2 hours a day, everyday, for 3 months then you should be able to complete it.
However, if you want to do it thoroughly, then we recommend listening to the lectures, reading the transcripts, reading the e-books, doing the assignments . This might take upto 6 months if done slowly but with dedication.
You have upto 3 years from the time of enrolment in the Online Theory Course to complete your practical intensives.
Once you enrol in the course, you will see a link 'Ask a question'.
Your questions will be answered by Dr. Vartika Dubey, who has more than 35 years of immersion in the philosophy and practice of yoga.
June – 3rd to 17th
September – 2nd to 16th
November – 4th to 18th
I’m excited to learn yoga from the source with the revered scientific yoga institutes of India.
Though living in Asia, information about yoga out there is usually westernized interpretations and sometimes mixed with other eastern philosophies. So this course guides me to yoga’s unique heritage,like discovery of treasure trove, all gems shines in the darkness, lighting up and paving way for me to a more comprehensive and bigger picture of yoga.
from Hong Kong
The Online Yoga Teacher Training course is a unique course that combines the knowledge of the ancient yoga texts with a solid research on the scientific, philosophical and anatomical aspects of yoga. The lectures are well structured and we can engage in discussions via email with the lecturers to clarify any aspect in further detail. I stumbled upon this course when reading The Science of Yoga by William Broad which had reference to its founder Swami Kuvalayananda.
from London, U.K.
If you need to dig deeper or if you aspire to greater heights…….this is a great opportunity on the path of Yoga.
Very well organised and structured course, easy to get help from the master teachers.
Don´t miss it!
from Gothenburg, Sweden
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