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500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course: Learn from the experts

A 500 hours scientifically designed and certified yoga course for those who would like to be professionally trained in yoga practice. This lifestyle enhancement course offers expert information on how to live a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life both on and off the mat; engaging the students with top teacher insights and in-depth understanding of asanas, breathing, meditation, nutrition, health and also yoga sutras & Gita.

"For centuries, the ancient science of Yoga has been part of the fabric of Indian society and various expert masters have taught it for the benefit of the masses. Being a part of an ancient traditional lineage, Govardhan School of Yoga ensures yoga is still effective and free from distortions and concoctions by maintaining the integrity of the spiritual tradition. We present the pristine teachings of Yoga based on ancient scriptures like Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.

Experience Our 500 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course in India

Our holistic approach enables us to extend classical yoga beyond the yoga mat! True to the ancient books, yoga is not just a few hours we spend on the mat, but more so with how we conduct ourselves the rest of the time. It is striking the perfect balance and harmony with the self, divine and nature. The Ashram setting of Govardhan Ecovillage facilitates inward flow of energy and then extends that energy to the bigger ecological community of plants, animals, rivers, land and other natural elements in the form of SEVA (service).

The learning experience is not just restricted to the physical postures and breathing exercises but exposes our students to a wide range of topics including Classical Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Basic Yoga Therapy, Indian Philosophy, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita & Advanced Bhagavad Gita classes, Ayurveda, Anatomy, Basic Sanskrit, Self-awareness exercises and Music. Our outreach efforts - whether they are mountain hikes, ecovillage tours or extending your services to the village - involve experiential learning to internalize the teachings of yoga and create an inner transformation.

The life transforming & positive testimonials of our graduates, showered on Govardhan School of Yoga affirms the effectiveness of our techniques and yoga teaching process and methods.

*Note : This course is NOT for someone who is looking for Yoga Holidays or just some Asana practice. This is a full-time course for understanding the Yoga lifestyle & yourself.

If you are expecting modified versions of physical exercises in the name of Yoga then this is not the school for you.

The culture in the ashram is different from a holiday resort."

The goal of our 500hours Teacher Training Course is to allow you to explore the depth of the asana practice and moving on keeping this as a base to build up upon the further limbs of Yoga like Pranayama & Pratyahara leading towards Dharana & Dhyana.

In case your motive is to just master some advanced postures in two months of time then this may not be the best course for you but if your goal is to understand “Yoga” in its wider and much deeper concept, under the guidance of Bhadavad Gita & The Patanjali Yoga Sutras then this is the place for you.

This 500hours TTC will take you through a complete experience of becoming an expert student and an “expert” yet humble teacher. Yoga is unlimited and no one can claim to be an Expert in it. The only expertise we need to show is by becoming the best learner, be it while playing the role of a student or a teacher.

We strongly recommend to our past 200hours graduates to do the full 500hours TTC from the beginning as the format of the first month has been updated a bit and is more Asana centric and the next month is more Philosophy, Teaching and Therapy centric. If you still wish to join for the next month and complete the 500hours, you have that option open as well.

Before beginning the second month 300hours TTC there is an optional two days trip to a Shiva Temple which also includes a one day hike, if you wish to join in(which is highly recommended) then do arrive three days in advance before the 300hours course.

Note*- For admission to the Level-2 TTC(300hours) one has to have a 200hour certification from Govardhan School Of Yoga.

Our team here at Govardhan School Of Yoga has gone to great lengths and made the complete schedule for this 500hours Teachers Training Course by keeping all the Personal, Professional, Practical & Fun aspects into consideration. And we invite you to live & experience this wonderful journey leading towards becoming a better version of your beautiful self.

Upcoming Courses


  • July 16 - September 9
  • October 26 - December 20
  • 2022

  • February 3 - April 1

Yoga Teacher Training

Highlights of the Yoga Teacher Training Course (500 hours) in Mumbai

  • Daily Asana Classes
  • Activities for all ages and levels
  • Bhagavad Gita, Yog Philosophy & Anatomy classes
  • Multiple Group Hikes(easy & moderate) & Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple visit
  • 59 Nights’ Accommodation
  • Sattvik Meals
  • Cleansing: Jala Neti,Vaman Dhouti, Kapalabhati,Master Cleanse,Sutra Neti,Danda Dhouti
  • Mantra Meditation, Kirtan, Shloka Recitation, Temple Programs
  • Theory classes on concepts of Asanas & Pranayama
  • Meditative Vrindavan forest walk/Yamuna Aarti/Gau Seva
  • Advanced Bhagavad Gita & Yoga Sutra Classes
  • Yog Nidra Classes
  • Yin Yoga Classes
  • Technique Classes
  • Evening Satsang
  • Medium of Instruction – English

Itinerary for the Training Course

    The below schedule is designed as per the guidelines based on ‘Dinacharya’ (daily routine) as mentioned in Ayurveda. Integrating the daily routines of Dinacharya is an important step in cultivating discipline. Following Dinacharya is one of the best means to align with nature.

  • 09:45 hrs - BRUNCH PRASADAM
  • 11.00 hrs - THEORY CLASS
  • 13:00 hrs - THEORY CLASS
  • 14:00 hrs - FREE TIME/SELF STUDY
  • 15:30 / 16:00 hrs - HATHA YOGA- ASANA & PRANAYAMA CLASS
  • 17.45 hrs - DINNER PRASADAM
  • 21:00 hrs - RELAX/LIGHTS OUT
  • Attendance & full participation in daily scheduled classes for the entire course & satsangs daily are mandatory. If for any reason you must be absent from any part of the daily schedule, a written notice must be submitted to the teacher.

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Spending almost a month of my life at Govardhan School of Yoga in Govardhan Ecovillage learning yoga was one of the best phases of my life. I got to know about them through their website and their association with Iskcon was one of the key factors of me enrolling into the Yoga Teacher's Training Certification course. Though a native to Yoga, I didn't feel like such after starting with the course here. Such was my comfort level with the yoga teachers there. All the sessions in the course were quite good and I gelled very well with all the other participants making the time spent well worth. Everything right from the food, facilities and ambience were very well organized and gave an impression of a professional set up amidst the nature's tranquility. A must place to visit if you love yoga and intend to learn and teach it in your lifetime.

- Ami Majithia

The first acquaintance that I had with Govardhan School of Yoga was through its website that led me to opt for the 28 days YTTC program at Govardhan Ecovillage. The experience that I had in the YTTC program was simply awesome. What I liked the most was the way in which the entire course was structured covering all aspects of yoga in the classical way, with strong foundations and giving you everything you need: food, knowledge, spirituality, concepts, delightful experiences and more. The environment in Govardhan School of Yoga, it's surroundings, all yoga teachers and the mood of the people in general will give you a truthful version of the lifestyle there amidst the sanctity of yoga. All this will make you feel confident to travel back home and take up yoga teaching. The time you spent at the yoga school here will help you leave with enthusiasm and to keep on learning even more about this practice. Set aside the plan of teaching, even the techniques and practices you learn will help you improve in your daily life. I have been fortunate enough to be blessed by the purity of this place and would definitely look forward to visit here again.

- Adriana Plaza

My experience of Yoga Teacher's Training Certification course at Govardhan School of Yoga was nothing short of amazing. A great learning experience with wonderful and easily approachable yoga teachers, one of the best places - Govardhan Ecovillage; nestled amidst nature's serenity; to learn yoga, and the best facilities that led into an amazing experience of 28 days of learning YTTC. Govardhan School of Yoga was referred by one of my friends who had been here before. Today, I feel extremely happy that I did listen to my friend and got enrolled myself in to this life changing course. Everything about the course was great, especially the Asana and the Pranayama sessions, so were the technical classes. The yoga teachers had a very good knowledge about everything in general and were the perfect fit in the set up. Govardhan Ecovillage is now definitely on my travel list for the coming year.

- Surabhi Rathod

If I have to say what were some of the best days in my life, it would be the 28 days that I spent at Govardhan Ecovillage recently learning Yoga Teacher's Training Certification course at Govardhan School of Yoga. The place itself is wonderful, and I really enjoyed the company of many other special souls. Our teachers were so patient, easily approachable, dedicated, humorous and knowledgeable. Our teachers were so patient, easily approachable, dedicated, humorous and knowledgeable. I chose to do the course just to connect with myself and learn more yoga. Though, I dreaded the fact that I would have to practice teaching as well, which I could not see myself doing at all. But the way the teachers led us through the process was so powerful that I was able to find that spark of confidence within myself that I was looking for. It was truly life changing, and I am grateful for every part of it. I would definitely love to visit Govardhan Ecovillage again to experience this pure ecstasy.

- Narayani Pokhrel

The Stay

Accommodation at Govardhan Ecovillage is equipped to provide you with the mesmerising experience of living in nature without compromising the basic comforts of modern life. The stay here is characterised by healthy living amidst a serene natural environment to heighten your journey to explore inner peace. Eco-living being the cornerstone of all our programs, your time here will also educate you on how to exist in perfect harmony with nature even in your city life.