Advanced In Person or Virtual Teacher Training

300 Hour Akhanda Yoga Institute Teacher Training

Expand your teaching with this immersive, residential or virtual 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.

Virtual Prep weekend: October 29-30
Intensive, In person OR Virtual: November 7-December 5
Post Course Virtual Check in: December 17

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.

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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.

Kal Prakashini

A Bhakti Yogi at heart, Prakashini ji (name meaning: that which radiates light) has close to 40 years of exposure to the mantras, rituals, philosophies and techniques of traditional vedic and yogic practices.

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.

Dr. Gaytri Kalia

Vaidya (Prof.) Gaytri Kalia, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), PhD (Ayurveda), is a Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine, teacher, researcher, writer, and healer. An alumnus of Banaras Hindu University, she has practiced as an Ayurveda consultant and Panchakarma specialist for more than 20 years.

Adi Shakti

Adi Shakti graduated from the Akhanda Yoga Institute’s 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program in 2012. Since then, she has trained more than 2,000 Yoga teachers in the 200 hour, 300 hour, Prenatal, Conscious Business Leadership and Trauma Informed professional focus areas.

Vishwajeet (Kashi) Chatterji

Vish met Yogrishi Vishvketu in 1999 in Rishikesh, India, and they have been connected ever since. Vish has been practicing Akhanda Yoga for more than 20 years. 

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.

Kal Prakashini

A Bhakti Yogi at heart, Prakashini ji (name meaning: that which radiates light) has close to 40 years of exposure to the mantras, rituals, philosophies and techniques of traditional vedic and yogic practices.

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.

Dr. Gaytri Kalia

Vaidya (Prof.) Gaytri Kalia, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), PhD (Ayurveda), is a Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine, teacher, researcher, writer, and healer. An alumnus of Banaras Hindu University, she has practiced as an Ayurveda consultant and Panchakarma specialist for more than 20 years.

Adi Shakti

Adi Shakti graduated from the Akhanda Yoga Institute’s 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program in 2012. Since then, she has trained more than 2,000 Yoga teachers in the 200 hour, 300 hour, Prenatal, Conscious Business Leadership and Trauma Informed professional focus areas.

Vishwajeet (Kashi) Chatterji

Vish met Yogrishi Vishvketu in 1999 in Rishikesh, India, and they have been connected ever since. Vish has been practicing Akhanda Yoga for more than 20 years. 

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300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Outline

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"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.

 

Daily Schedule, *subject to change (times are listed in IST, if joining virtually please check with your own timezone)

5:20 am-5:50 am Guided Meditation
6:00 am-7:30 am Yoga Class (6 – 7:15 on Sundays)
7:50 am-8:20am  Fire Puja (7:30 – 8:30 on Sundays)
8:30 am Breakfast
10:00am-10:45am Philosophy
11:00am-12:30 Techniques
12:45 pm Lunch
2:30 pm-3:00 pm Yoga Nidra at the Hall
3:00 pm-4:30 pm Methodology and Anatomy
4:45 pm-6:15 Techniques or Practicum class
6:30 pm Dinner
7:00-8:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays: Transformational Experiences
8:00-9:30 Silent Studying or Journaling

Saturdays will be a varied schedule of morning techniques, anatomy or excursions going into the early afternoon (4pm Yoga Class optional).

On Sundays, there will be no formal classes except self practice (lower hall) or optional led practice (upper hall), 1 hour fire puja and the expectation of Karma Yoga at 9:15AM (helping around the ashram for 1 hour).

 

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

In Person, 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.

Virtual 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program $2,700 USD

Early Bird Discount: Available for the first 15 registrants. Use code EarlyBird300YTT. $2,400 USD

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

Course Requirement

For those joining in virtually, 70% of the program must be attended live in order to receive certification. If for some reason you must miss more than 30% we will work with you individually to make up time privately with one of the teachers (or within a group if there are multiple people missing the same sessions). These private makeup sessions do have an additional fee to compensate the teachers for their additional time.

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

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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