Advanced In Person Teacher Training

300 Hour Akhanda Yoga Institute Teacher Training

Expand your teaching with this immersive, residential program exploring holistic wisdom, sequencing and assisting techniques which support an enhanced yoga teaching practice. Explore Pranayama, Chakras, Ayurveda, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and more while connecting with a global community of dedicated Yoga teachers.

Professional accreditation

Yoga teachers will get a certificate for 300 advanced teacher training hours on their Yoga Alliance profile (does not include 100 hours of separate teaching practice required by Yoga Alliance). You will come away with the confidence to bring traditional, authentic, advanced Yogic concepts and practices to your students.

Expert lead teacher & faculty

Join Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu and our exceptional team of global teaching experts on a transformational journey and step with confidence into your unique Yoga teaching journey.

Join the Akhanda Yoga family! Vishva-Ji has trained more than 4.000 Yoga teachers worldwide.

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.

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.
Students explore several styles of teaching including the unique Hatha Raja and 5 Koshas styles, and more advanced techniques for supporting, assisting and aligning students with the Asana element of the practice.
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.
Our module system allows you to specialise and also set your own pace of study. And our online and hybrid residential YTT programs allow balance with work-life commitments. Each course is a well-rounded, stand-alone program and includes studies in Philosophy / Lifestyle / Ethics, Techniques, Anatomy, Teaching Methodology and Practicums.
Akhanda Yoga Institute has several areas of special expertise, as demonstrated by our in-depth Pranayama and Kundalini studies.

Learn how to honour the legacy of Yoga at the foothills of the Himalaya

300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Outline

In your techniques classes, you will learn a variety of intermediate to advanced asana and pranayama techniques to complement those taught during YTT 200. You will gain greater skill in working with diverse student bodies using props and focused assists.
We will explore further use of the bandhas for breath retention and a variety of cleansing kriyas, such as Jal Kapalabhati and Sutra Neti (optional).
You will learn mantra and meditation techniques so that you can incorporate mantra, sounding and various meditation techniques into your classes.
We will explore the art of sequencing, language use, creating a transformational space, and design Intermediate / Advanced, Gentle / Restorative and Prenatal classes according to the Akhanda approach. You will learn how to assist and adjust students in more complex or restorative postures.
In The Business of Yoga sessions you will explore teaching methodology, learn to honour the cultural legacy of Yoga, creating tools to support your ongoing teaching offerings and learn to design workshops. We will also explore the ethics of the yoga teaching profession.
Participants will engage in practicums, teaching and providing feedback to their fellow student cohort and gaining a deeper understanding of their individual strengths and areas for development under the guidance of Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu and global teaching experts.
LIVE ONLINE PREPARATORY SESSION
Online prep weekend sessions before the Ashram residential
October 29-30, 2022

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7:00 am
10:30 am

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ASHRAM IN PERSON
In person Ashram residential program
November 7 - December 5, 2022

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4:50 pm
7:30 am

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London

Rome

New Delhi

Sydney

LIVE ONLINE
Post Course Check In
December 17, 2022

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7:00 am
10:30 am

Vancouver

New York

London

Rome

New Delhi

Sydney

"The physical existence is just a tiny piece of you. Other layers of self are bigger and stronger – your daily Akhanda Yoga practice integrates the layers so they operate as a whole.” -Yogrishi Vishvketu

The philosophy and history of Yoga

In our YTT300 interactive philosophy sessions, you will learn about the history of Yoga and the various cosmologies of the broader yoga tradition, such as Veda and Samkhya. You will understand the periods of Yogic history and their predominant practices and how they are relevant to our modern Yoga experience.

We will delve into the poetic wisdom of the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and Traditional texts of Hatha Yoga and Tantra. We will also explore Ayurveda and go deeper into how to balance the dosha types through the whole repertoire of yoga techniques, diet, lifestyle choices and how this relates to the 24 tattvas of Samkhya tradition.

In YTT300, we explore anatomy, physiology and the nervous system how they relate to Yoga postures, breathing techniques and cleansing: structural system, respiratory system, nervous system, digestive system and circulatory system. Learn more about fascia and connective tissue as they relate to yoga and stretching. Connect information about the nervous system to the yogic view of anatomy, kundalini and the nadis. How does this information influence how we understand breathwork and meditation. Anatomy hours include subtle anatomy and the yogic vision of the energetic and subtle systems.

Yogic anatomy is the view of the whole body according to Upanishadic and Tantric texts. We will explore the theory of the five koshas or layers of the body and how this applies to holistic, balanced living. We will also learn about and contemplate the seven chakras and their mantras and mantras and how they are used in mediation and in posture practice. We will also learn about the five pranas, the nadi system and Kundalini energy.

The YTT300 curriculum also covers Prenatal Yoga. Akhanda Prenatal Yoga classes offer a balanced, holistic sequence of asana, pranayama, mantra, relaxation and meditation tailored to the stages of pregnancy. We will explore postures that are most beneficial for the various trimesters and modifications that can be made by pregnant yoginis in a regular yoga class. These classes may also include tips for the weeks leading up to birthing and sounding and breathing techniques that may be used during birthing.

 

Cancellations & Course Schedule Changes for Online Offerings:
Whilst it is not typically the case, from time to time there may be circumstances that prevent a 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

300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program $2,900 USD

Early Bird Discount: Available for the first 15 registrants. Use code EarlyBird300YTT. $2,600 USD

Ashram stay/food is separate and paid at time of arrival, approximately $22 USD per day.

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

Course Requirement

Completion of a Yoga Alliance Registered YTT 200, or equivalent, and one year of teaching yoga asana, pranayama, philosophy and/or meditation (even if it is just teaching one class a week).

That said, we may admit a limited number of Akhanda Yoga graduates who have decided not to teach, but wish to embark on the program for advanced study with us. Please contact our Community Manager & Program Coordinator, Jot Anant, at community@akhandayoga.com

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.

"The essence of Yoga is to bring freedom so you can experience yourself. You are fearless, blissful, joyful and playful, and it’s your right to bring this into your actions.” -Yogrishi Vishvketu

What are the people saying?

I love this place! Visha Ji has created such a wonderful community and his teachings are authentic and traditional. The Akhanda Yoga approach is holistic and each class includes mantra, philosophy, pranayama, asana and meditation bringing all aspects of yoga together. I did my 300hr Yoga Teacher Training here in 2016 and it was an amazing experience. I learnt so much from Vishva Ji and his experienced team of teachers and felt confident to teach and share what I had learnt immediately after the training. So much was offered on the course and I felt fully supported throughout.
The ashram is clean and the food is delicious! The staff are happy and helpful and I feel very lucky to be a part of the Akhanda Yoga Family. Whether you’re looking for a Yoga Teacher Training or just a place to practice / self retreat etc I highly recommend Anand Prakash Ashram, Akhanda Yoga and Vishva Ji!

Alex Franklin; 300 hour YTT Student

I took the 300 HR YTT at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram and had a deep and transformative experience that surpassed my expectations and gave me the courage and confidence to move forward in my life and business in a different way. I highly recommend the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training for those looking to dive deep into the yogic lifestyle. If you are not interested in teacher training but want to experience ashram life, practice yoga, have a safe and sacred place for contemplation and rest, and eat wonderful Indian food made with love – you won’t be disappointed with Anand Prakash.

Casey Berglund; 300 hour YTT Student

Akhanda Yoga/World Conscious Yoga Family offers the most complete, well-planned, perfectly executed program. It is full of intention, thought, care, and love. They beautifully facilitate a strong group environment while encouraging personal growth.

There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of places to train in India but you won’t find a better program. The Akhanda approach is real, it’s whole and complete, it draws upon the many ancient practices of yoga to give you full, well-rounded training and experience. It goes far beyond just learning techniques and information to teach classes, it’s training that has you dive deep into your soul (if you are willing to do so).

The teachers are all so incredible, knowledgeable, and helpful. We were always taken care of no matter what was occurring. The team is so supportive and I always felt very comfortable coming to them with any problems and also felt every held and taken care of. Thank you Akhanda Yoga/World Conscious Yoga Family for changing my life!!

Jot Anant, USA; 300 hour YTT Student

Akhanda yoga is a true yoga ashram/school in all respects. From the moment the morning bell rings at 5 am to silent time at 9 pm you are living the life of a yogi – meditation, asanas, fire puja, sattvic meals, training, learning, Kirtan, Satsang. Teaching asanas is not complicated – but to provide an authentic experience that can change your life is something special and magical.

I arrived with 29 other strangers and left with a new family. Everyone there, from Vishvi-ji, to the teaching staff (who were excellent – Ila Devi and Krishna Mukti were my teachers when Vishvi-Ji was not leading), to the assistants and Ashram staff – everyone is there to support you on your journey. Emphasis is on learning the true nature of yoga, rather than the Western-style where is more physical. If you want to see their classes I highly encourage you to take some of their classes online to see for yourself. Metta

Sean Klady, Canada; 300 hour YTT Student

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May 16

ONLINE SADHANA

Would you like to connect to the power of daily ritual and bring ease into your closest relationships? Intentional practice with a combination of yoga and ritual can provide us with a way to connect (both to ourselves and others), bring stability to our day, improve social bonding, and have a profound positive impact on our spiritual, mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.

June 12

IN PERSON RETREAT

Come join Vishvaji alongside an amazing lineup of teachers for the upcoming Bhakti in Baja retreat, an intimate experience and a chance to dive deeper into your practice. This retreat features world-renowned and loved teachers Govind Das & Radha, Yogrishi Vishvketu, Merry Trentadue, Brandon Grant, Lopan Tashi, and local teacher and reiki healer Allison Eaton.

July 23

ONLINE 100 HR YTT:
50 + 50 HR MODULES

Join Akhanda Yoga Institute for this two part 100 hour program exploring the powerful practices of Yoga Nidra & Meditation. Divided into two 50 hour module with a flexible 1 weekend a month schedule & once per week practice sessions to support your ongoing learning.

July 29

IN PERSON RETREAT

Vishva-ji is thrilled for the opportunity to be back at Sanctum, in Alberta Canada, after more than 2 years, to gather in physical presence with our community for the annual Akhanda Yoga Retreat! During this 3 day, 2 night all inclusive retreat, you will explore techniques to rebuild your relationship with yourself, your family, and your community.

September 17

200 hour training

Akhanda Yoga Institute’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India, is a life-changing opportunity as well as a professional qualification. Study in the birthplace of Yoga and advance both your practise and teaching skills.

Dates to Come

IN PERSON RETREAT

Retreat for a nourishing 9 days to a grounding, healing and soul rejuvenating environment where you will receive tools to declutter your mind and energy, shift anxiety and completely reset your nervous system.

Affordable Retreat - Yoga Retreat in the Foothills of the Himalayas including accommodation, meals, workshops, and group day trips.

Dates to Come

Online 200 hour YTT

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 6 months 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.

Dates to Come

100 hour YTT

With this unique 100 hour YTT module, you will add this inclusive Yoga style to your teaching services, and learn to tailor Raj Yoga for those who need a very moderate flow, to practice in a chair or even to practice in bed.

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