Hatha Yoga Teacher training

This is a comprehensive Yoga instructor training, designed in accordance with the 200 hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance. At the end of the course you will be a Certified Yoga Instructor from Hatha Yoga Mysore, eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. You will be qualified to teach Hatha Yoga.

Course contents

1.Purpose of hatha yoga
2.Asana as the first stage of hatha yoga
3.Asana as described by vasistha and matsyendranatha

Stage 1:Asanas (75 hours)
  • Swastikasana (Auspicious pose)
  • Gomukhasana (Cow's face pose)
  • Veerasana (Hero's pose)
  • Koormasana (Tortoise pose)
  • Kukkutasana (Cockerel pose)
  • Uttanakoormasana (Stretching tortoise pose)
  • Dhanurasana (The bow pose)
  • Matsyendrasana (Spinal twist)
  • Paschimottnasana (West side intense stretch)
  • Mayurasana (The peacock pose)
  • Shavasana (Corpse pose)
Four major asanas of the eighty four taught in Hatha yoga
  • Siddhasana
  • Padmasana
  • Simhasana
  • Bhadrasana

Stage 2:Pranayama(30 hours)
  • Interconnection of the mind and prana and their steadying through pranayama
  • Life and death:the five functions of vayu
  • Purification of the nadis and chakras for the retention of prana
  • Nadishodhana pranayama(alternate nostril breathing)
  • Kapalabhati(frontal lobe cleansing)
  • Trataka(concentrated gazing)
  • Practice of kumbhaka during pranayama
  • Practice of bandha with pranayama
  • Suryabhedha pranayama(vitality stimulating breath)
  • Ujjayi pranayama(psychic breath)
  • Seetkari(the hissing breath)
  • Sheetali(the cooling breath)
  • Bhastrika(the bellows breath)
  • Bhramari (the humming bee breath)
  • Moorcha(swooning breath)
  • Plavini (gulping breath)
  • Perfection of hatha yoga through kevala kumbhaka

Stage 3:Mudra and Bandha(20 hours)
  • Mudra and kundalini
  • Mahamudra (The great attitude)
  • Mahabandha (Great lock)
  • Mahavedha mudra (Great piercing attitude)
  • Khechari mudra (Attitude of dwelling in supreme consciousness)
  • Vajroli Mudra 
  • Vipareeta karani mudra (Reversing attitude)
  • Shakti chalana Mudra (Attitude of moving the energy)
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Moola, uddiyana and jalandhara bandhas

Hatha yoga philosophy
  • Study of the important sutras of Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Diet according to Hatha yoga

  • introduction to body systems
  • difference between yoga exercise and physical culture
  • the cardiovascular system
  • the respiratory system
  • the digestive system
  • the skeletal system
  • the muscular system

Meditation(30 hours)

1. Introduction to  meditations.
2. Therapies and meditation
3. The science of meditation
4. General pointers to teach meditation techniques.
5. Experience and experiment with Meditations such as
  • Kundalini
  • Gourishankar
  • Zazen
  • Vipassana
  • Chakra breathing
  • Chakra sounds
  • 3 Relaxation Techniques 
The certification is provided from Hatha Yoga Mysore as per the course norms and details. All Teacher training courses eligible for RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher for 200 hours with Yoga Alliance)
Course material

1.  Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Manual.
2.  Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
3.  Anatomy of Hatha Yoga.
4.  The Complete Book of Diet and Nutrition.

Course Prerequisites

The Teachers' Training Course is a challenging four-week experience, demanding discipline and perseverance. A basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful but not essential. A sincere desire to learn and openness to the teachings of yoga is required.