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 22-23, 29-30

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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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POST-RESIDENTIAL
Pre Recorded Content

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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.

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 stayed in Anand Prakash yoga ashram for a week during my staying in India. I have to say that for some aspects it exeeded my expectations; the schedule is very well organized and the classes are explained in the detail. Even for a beginner it is perfect. The best part was the food, every meal was delicious and vegetarian/ayurvedic, with the vegan options. You can eat as much as you want, because they keep serving food if you are still hungry. The whole atmosphere is pleasurable and the staff always helpful. Hari om

Gianluca Chincoli, Italy

This is my second stay at the ashram and i have returned for a reason. The ashram and its facilities are second to none. The rooms are clean and the shower is hot if needed, although i’ve been taking cold shower due to the heat and humidity. Some of the rooms are fitted with AC but i dont need that kind of luxury.

The food is absolutely amazing! Cooked according to the vedic lifestyle, no onions nor garlic but they manage to whip out some incredible food! If you have any food allergies or special diet eg. vegan, gluten free etc. they will cater for your needs.

The yoga classes are well structured and the instructors are easy to follow even for a beginner like myself. Read a previous review about her negative experience but i can assure the future visitor that the yoga classes are authentic and traditional. Yin or any other form of yoga can be found in Rishikesh but the ashram has its own values and sticks with hatha yoga, the original source of all other yoga. If you wish to explore other classes in town during your stay the ashram will never try say not to go.
Love the classes, the chanting, the breathwork and meditation part of it!

The town has gone through some major changes over the last two years since i’ve been here. Constructions are all over the town. Naturally this ashram has to keep up with the demand so maintenance and expansion works are unavoidable. The summer being hot, rainy and humid and not as busy with bookings is the best time to do these works and if someone comes at that time its bad luck. I had the same email about the work being carried out at the time of my stay. This email also said because of the inconvenience i’ll be given a discount! I think this is fair!

The staff is very friendly if you make the first attempt. They will not invade your privacy otherwise. But me being easygoing i have a fantastic relationship with them. Hence feeling like coming home to my indian family! Having previously built a friendship with them it truly feels like home.

All in all, can’t recommend this place highly enough!
A home away from home!

Hari Om!

János Orsos, UK

I was in Anand Prakash for one month. It was a great experience! The staff was super efficient and lovely. They helped me with many things such as taxis, places, bookings etc. The asharam is very clean and the food delicious. I’m beginner practicing yoga, however I could practice twice a day. Sometimes I talked with the teachers to improve some asanas and they were very kind. Near the sharam there are some cafés, ATM, massagens, small market etc. The asharam’s library is very useful, there are many books about yoga and East philosophy. I really recommend!

Diego S

I booked Anand Prakash for 4 nights and I spent 12 nights there.. I loved and enjoyed everything! Very good yoga classes (2 yoga classes por day and also Sunday morning session! ).nice accommodations and excellent food (they have also vegan and gluten free options). They offer meditation and pooja before and after yoga class. And u can book also a cooking class! All staff and the owner are nices, sweeties and patients with everybody. Good price. High recommended!

elibar_00, Italy

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March 3

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April 2

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. 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.

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