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200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course: Learn from the experts

A 200 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 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 yogic philosophy, Bhagavad Gita, Ayurveda, Anatomy, Basic Sanskrit, Self-awareness exercise 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 national and international awards 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 or summer camp.

Upcoming Courses

    2021

  • May 29 - June 21
  • July 16- Aug 12
  • October 26 - November 22
  • 2022

  • February 3 - March 2

Yoga Teacher Training

Highlights of the Yoga Teacher Training Course in Mumbai

  • Daily Asana Classes
  • Activities for all ages and levels
  • Evening Satsang
  • Bhagavad Gita, Yog Philosophy & Anatomy Class
  • Group Hike at the End of the Course
  • 28 Nights Accommodation
  • Sattvik Meals
  • Detox: Neti practice,Vaman, Kapalabhati
  • Mantra Meditation, Kirtan, Shloka Recitation, Temple Programs
  • Theory classes on concepts of Asanas & Pranayama
  • Meditative Vrindavan forest walk/Yamuna Aarti/Cow Seva
  • 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.

  • 07:00 hrs - HATHA YOGA : ASANA & PRANAYAM CLASS
  • 09:45 hrs - BRUNCH PRASADAM
  • 10:15 hrs - KARMA YOGA (SELFLESS SERVICE)
  • 11.00 hrs - THEORY CLASS
  • 12.30 hrs - RELAXATION THERAPY (YOG NIDRA) & HERBAL TEA
  • 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
  • 18:15 hrs - YAMUNA AARTI AT VRINDAVAN FOREST / GO-SEVA/ NATURE WALK
  • 19:15 hrs - SATSANG/KIRTAN/TALKS/Q&A/VIDEO SHOW/STUDY NIGHT
  • 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.

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

Yoga Teacher Training: Your questions answered


How long to practice yoga before taking up Yoga Teacher Training in India?

You can take a Yoga Certificate Course to become a certified yoga instructor. The courses vary from 1, 3, or 5 months. A 200-hour course takes a minimum of 28 days, and it is for people without any prior yoga certification. There are 300-hour and 500-hour yoga instructor courses too, but first, you need to complete the 200-hour course.

How can I become a certified yoga instructor in India?

The first step is to complete 200 hours of yoga training course in India. If you have 28 days to spare then you can attend Govardhan School of Yoga's residential Teacher Training Course YTTC. Once you complete this course, you'll get yoga trainer certification and will be eligible to teach yoga. After that, you can register yourself through Yoga Alliance to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

What is the Yoga Alliance?

Yoga Alliance is an education and support organization for yoga schools. To become an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), you must adhere to their standards for code of conduct, ethical commitment, curriculum, planning, training, and qualification. In the yoga industry, Yoga Alliance has become the standard registration program for any yoga training school, and most yoga studios expect it from their Yoga Trainers.

Why Govardhan Ecovillage?

Yoga is not only about being flexible or being able to do postures. Yoga is a science. To give you a clear approach to yoga, our yoga trainer course is not limited to yoga theories and asanas. Govardhan Ecovillage provides the best yoga teacher training course in India. Here we teach you basic asana poses as well as detailed lessons on the body anatomy allowing you to practice and teach yoga safely.

We have daily asana classes, Satsang, Bhagavad Gita, and Yoga Philosophy teachings and theory classes on concepts of Asanas & Pranayama. In our yoga teacher course, we have detox programs like - Neti practice, Vaman, Kapalabharati. We only provide sattvic meals and do not serve non-vegetarian food. If you have any allergies or any other special dietary requirements, you can let us know well-in-advance. If you have any queries with respect to our yoga teacher training course fees, you can enquire with us.

Is the yoga teacher training right for me?

If you are considering to do yoga teacher training, we recommend you to take the leap with our whole hearts. Many people have made yoga a part of their lives and see it transform positively over their journey. We believe our yoga teacher training course in Mumbai will help you understand and make this ancient science an essential part of your life for a fulfilled and integrated living. Govardhan Eco Village’s yoga training course is open to adults of any age who are ready to experience a new adventure, embrace new perspectives, be a part of the yoga community and willing to contribute the knowledge gained to change the life of others.

What will I learn in the 200-hour yoga training course?

Your 200-hour yoga teacher training course in India will consist of the following.

  • Learning asanas in a safe way
  • Yoga variations and modifications using
  • Designing effective sequences to help people at all levels to practice yoga
  • Teaching efficiently to different students
  • Observing them during practice and recommending the right way
  • History and philosophy of yoga
  • Comprehensive training of various yoga practices including Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Raja Yoga

What will I learn in the 200-hour yoga training course?

We recommend having a basic and fundamental knowledge of yoga and the postures before joining our 200-hour best yoga teacher training course in Mumbai to make the most out of the program. However, the course is designed to keep the general requirements of individuals in mind, and it is suitable for anyone who is aspiring to become a yoga trainer or wants to deepen their personal knowledge and experience. We believe anyone who comes to our centre with maturity and passion to learn can easily become an practitioner.

Once you are done with the 200-hour training program, you can gradually move to the 300-hour and 500-hour programs.

Are you ready to participate in an enriching and life-changing experience? Enroll now in the best experience-driven yoga teacher training course at Govardhan School of Yoga.

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.