200 HR Yoga Teacher Training

Online 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training – Pranayama Focused

The Akhanda Yoga 200 Hour Virtual Teacher Training with focus on Pranayama is a unique program, the only one of its kind.

Conveniently paced over a 6 month period and during monthly weekend sessions, it gives you an extraordinary opportunity to do a Yoga Alliance approved YTT online and become a breathwork facilitator -- with a work-friendly weekend course schedule, too.

Accreditation

Yoga teachers will get a certificate to register as a 200 hour Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. You will come away with the confidence to bring these advanced Yogic concepts and practices to your students.

Meet your head trainer

Join Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu and our exceptional teaching team on a transformational journey and step with confidence into teaching and the rest of your life!

Join the Akhanda Yoga family! Vishva-Ji has trained more than 4,000 Yoga teachers worldwide.

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Train with expert teachers

Yogrishi Vishvketu

Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) is known for his infectious laughter and stories. His holistic approach brings forward ancient wisdom for a modern age incorporating asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation and yogic wisdom in every class. His deepest aim is to inspire people to connect to their true nature, which is fearless, expansive, joyful and playful.

Krishnaa Mukti

Krishnaa Mukti met Yogrishi Vishvketu in 2007 when she was staying at Yoga Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh with a group of students she had brought to India. She attended one of Vishva-ji’s classes in Laksman Jhula and his style of teaching resonated on a deep level.

Ganesh (Guy Tardif)

Guy’s journey in Yoga began in 1999 watching VHS format Yoga videos in an attempt to rehabilitate himself from a motor vehicle accident. Fascinated by how breath and postures helped to heal his body, he wanted to see how Yoga could improve other areas of his life. That curiosity led him to explore many styles of Yoga.

Akhanda means whole and indivisible, In line with the original teachings of Yoga. Akhanda Yoga Institute, founded by Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu (PhD), offers a holistic toolkit to bring forward ancient wisdom and techniques for a modern age.
In Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training you will learn to teach advanced, artful, balanced sequences including a full repertoire of Yoga techniques: asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation linked with themes to Yogic wisdom.
Akhanda Yoga YTTs are world-renowned for our interactive philosophy, Ayurveda content, detailed techniques, and engaged anatomy segments. You will learn to lead posture and breath workshops and much more.
Akhanda Yoga 200 hour YTT covers all of the teaching areas set by the Yoga Alliance. These include a minimum of 180 contact hours across 5 areas of teaching: techniques, philosophy / lifestyle / ethics, teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, and a teaching practicum.
This life-changing opportunity offers both personal development and professional qualification, and opens the doors to the world of Yoga teaching and breathwork coaching. The focus on Pranayama / breathwork will empower you with breathwork coaching skills, authentic Yogic wisdom, and ancient Pranayama techniques. The course is also a prerequisite for our Pranayama Masters training program.
From the comfort of your own home, you will discover a transformative Yoga toolkit that will lead to enhanced wellbeing, health, and self-healing -- at a time when the world needs it most. The schedule is convenient and flexible, for a healthy work/life balance.

Do not miss this chance to train online as both a breathwork coach and Yoga teacher!

Breathwork Training Outline

Akhanda Yoga covers all of the teaching areas set by the Yoga Alliance in our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Asana, pranayama, and kriya techniques will be taught and practiced, and trainees will practice teaching them to their peers.
A course focused on breathwork / Pranayama will cover six main breathing techniques, how to incorporate breathwork in an asana sequence, teaching meditation, and sequences for emotional self-healing, immunity, oxygenation, and anxiety.
A variety of asanas will be covered including beginner and intermediate variations. Trainees will learn how to enter and exit a pose, checkpoints for alignment, benefits and contraindications for the asana, and how to assist students in the pose.
Teacher trainees will learn the form, benefits, and contraindications of many pranayama techniques including abdominal breathing, the three-part breath, ujjai pranayama, bhramaree pranayama, anuloma viloma, and kapalabhati pranayama.
In the anatomy and physiology classes, students will learn about both the physical system, how anatomy relates to yoga and the subtle body. Subtle anatomy is the Yogic teaching regarding the three bodies and five corresponding sheaths.
We will explore the idea of mantra as a mystical energy encased in a sound structure in relation to both saguna (nama) mantras and nirguna mantras such as Om. Trainees will learn to chant and present Yogic mantras.
The concept and techniques of meditation will be explored including guided meditation, creative visualization, meditation using yantra, mantra, ideation, ishta chakra and the withdrawal of the senses from external objects.
Transformational experiences will include rituals, healing circles and creative movement. Students will delve into the practice of both nama and abstract kirtan, as well as Vedic mantras.
The Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics section is the foundation of Yoga and an important aspect of the Akhanda YTTs. Students will be introduced to Yoga psychology and philosophy, Patanjali’s sutras, the Yamas and Niyamas, and the paths of Yoga.
Teaching Methodology and professionalism and ethics in Yoga teaching will be amply covered. We will present our Statement of Professional Standards, and explore how to become a transformational facilitator, or teacher rather than just an instructor.

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Study all elements of Yoga with a focus on breathwork / Pranayama

At this time, when many people are experiencing unprecedented stress, breathwork / Pranayama offers many benefits. Training in Yoga and breathwork will give you tools to help people cope with uncertainty and anxiety.

 

This powerful tool of breath can bring many benefits for wellbeing relevant to all stages and paths of life. Breathwork:

  • calms the mind and helps improve concentration
  • balances and helps release suppressed emotions
  • increases immunity
  • releases stress and manages chronic pain
  • supports digestive health
  • strengthens cardio-vascular health and builds respiratory / oxygen capacity
  • improves energy and vitality
  • with many more benefits as well!

 

This course will cover correct technique and sequencing of traditional Pranayamas and Kriyas including Kapalbhati, Bhastrika, Ujjai, Brahmaree and Anuloma Viloma. This strong foundation will be extended through an exploration of the traditional Yogic theories, practices, and corresponding modern day scientific findings behind these ancient Pranayama techniques.

The Akhanda Yoga 200 Hour Virtual Teacher Training with focus on Pranayama is also a prerequisite for our Pranayama Masters training program.

Cancellations & Course Schedule Changes for Online Offerings:
Whilst it is not typically the case, from time to time there may be circumstances that prevent an online course from running at its scheduled time, including but not limited to: government restrictions, global or local regulatory changes including those associated with the pandemic, extreme weather events, individual circumstances, insufficient numbers and/or severe disruption to power supply or technology platforms. 
If any of these circumstances occur:
  1. Cancellation requests made by a course participant due to their own individual, extenuating and/or unavoidable circumstances: the participant is eligible for a refund (less administration fee of 5%) up to 20 days prior to course commencement. In the 20 days leading up to the course and/or after course commencement, the participant is no longer eligible for a refund but can allocate unused funds towards other eligible Institute online offerings.
  2. Cancellations required to be made due to other extenuating circumstances such as those relating to government regulatory changes, extreme weather events and so forth which are not driven by the Institute or the individual: the participant is eligible for a refund (less administration fee of 5%) and/or allocation of unused funds towards other eligible Institute online offerings.
  3. Cancellations made by the Institute due to insufficient numbers and/or other Institute specific circumstances: participants are eligible for a full refund and/or allocation of unused funds towards other eligible Institute online offerings.

 

Tuition

Pranayama Focused 200 hour Virtual YTT

Early Bird Discount of $200 available for the first 15 registrants (use code PranayamaEARLYBIRD)

For students who have completed a 200 hour YTT & are seeking to refresh their knowledge & reconnect to community, course cost is $1,344 USD (email community@akhandayoga.com for details)

We have a 6 month payment plan option to support those that would like to pay in installments.

Support

We are committed to making Yoga more accessible to people of all social, racial and cultural identities, financial means, levels of fitness, ages, body types and religions. Our Scholarships are one way we endeavour to have students envision themselves within our Yoga Family, as they gain further access to teachings that are everyone’s birthright.

Please reach out to community@akhandayoga.com for details. Partial scholarships will be awarded once minimum registration numbers have been met.

We appreciate that many of you may be juggling many commitments at this time. All students must attend 70% percentage of live sessions in order to receive certification. If there are sessions that you know you will be unable to attend please reach out to our Community Manager & Program Coordinator, Jot Anant, at community@akhandayoga.com , so we can support you with your educational journey.

Empower yourself as a breathwork coach / facilitator.

What are the people saying?

This was the most powerful Yoga & breath-work training ever. Being able to revisit foundational principles from a more holistic, yet purposeful lens has allowed me to better integrate these sacred tools. My own practice has deepened and my offerings as a teacher are expanding. I now feel confident and comfortable to share because I am deeply connected to the origins of Yoga and it’s power. The wisdom at Akhanda Yoga Institute is infinite, inspiring and inclusive. Every single one of us are encouraged, empowered and inspired. Eternal gratitude & infinite blessing to Guru Ji & entire Akhanda Yoga family. Hari Om

Student of Pranayama Focused 200 hour YTT

I’ve been wanting to participate in Akhanda Yoga’s 200 YTT for years but was never able to take a whole month off of work to travel to India. One of the biggest upsides of 2020 is that so many training moved online and, needless to say, the Akhanda Yoga team managed the transition to the online setting incredibly well. All of the weekend hours of the program are live, virtual contact hours. I was thrilled to be a part of the first virtual 200 YTT. Vishva-Ji is giving great, individual advice on how to adapt postures and I was very surprised by how well that worked virtually. I fell in love with our group on day one and would have never thought to be able to connect with so many beautiful souls without ever having met them in person. Thus, I am eternally grateful for this transformational experience and this certainly wasn’t the last Akhanda Yoga training I participated in!

Daniela Schmitt; Virtual 200 hour YTT Student

Akhanda Yoga is truly exactly what it states – complete and whole! The learning experience with Akhanda Yoga was incredible as they strive for classical authenticity in teaching the origins of yoga. If one wants a beautiful journey into learning about yoga supplemented with unsurpassed wisdom and knowledge of this classical practice – Akhanda Yoga is the training program for you! My program was completed online – I can only imagine how experiential this program is in person!

Dr. Rashi Mehta; Virtual 200 hour YTT Student

What a life-transforming experience! The holistic side of Akhanda Yoga has really spoken to me and I am now a confident, enthusiastic Yoga teacher who is proud to carry its wisdom to the world! I really appreciate this learning from all of the wonderful and knowledgeable teachers/yogis. The program was planned at the perfect pace and if there is any difficulty, teachers and supporters were there to fully assist us with kindness and open heart.

Thank you, Akhanda Yoga.

Aiko Harada, Canada; Virtual 200 hour YTT Student

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