200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance Certification Program

Conducted by Purna Yoga Institute

6th August 2019 – 3rd September 2019
6th December 2019 – 3rd January 2020

Infinity Resort, Pokhara, Nepal

1700 USD per person – Private Room, Attached Bathroom, Air-Conditioning
1500 USD per person – Twin Room Sharing, Attached Bathroom, Air-Conditioning


  • Course materials, T-shirt, neti pot, sutra neti, carrying bag
  • 3 meals a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation as per the option chosen
This YTT program is a holistic approach to teaching and it covers all aspects of a yogic lifestyle. The material is based on ancient yogic teachings and the experience of this course is transformational as it teaches you how to actively apply yogic knowledge in your day to day life as well as how to share this yogic knowledge with others.

This course is suitable for beginner or intermediate yoga practitioners, who wish to learn teaching methods and understand deeper scientific aspects of yogic practices such as Asana, Pranayama and Meditation.

This program will help you learn and explore yoga philosophy & practices in their ancient form and it will allow you to integrate them into our modern lifestyle. One who completes this course successfully can individually conduct classes for beginners in yoga.

YOGA POSES/ ASANA (160 different asanas)
1. PAWANMUKTASANA SERIES( Poses for the removal of blockages which prevent free flowing of energy in body and mind)
- Preparatory movements to warm up the body, muscles and align the joints are taught in the program. These movements help prevent injuries during difficult yoga poses.
- It helps in understanding the meaning of asana by developing awareness of the body movements and the subtle effects at various level of being.
I. Pawanmuktasana Part 1 (Anti Rheumatic Group, 16 movements for releasing tensions from the joints of the body.)
II. Pawanmuktasana Part 2 (Digestive/Abdominal Group, 8 movements to strengthen the digestive system.)
III. Pawanmuktasana Part 3 (Energy block postures, 9 movements to improve the energy flow within the body.)
3. YOGASANA – 5 Relaxation asana, 6 Meditative asana, 14 Standing asana, 14 Backward bending asana, 11 Forward bending asana, 4 Spinal twist asana, 18 Inverted asana, 22 Balancing Asana, Surya Namaskara, Chandra Namaskara and few advances asanas will be taught in the program who can do without strain.
PRANAYAMA (22 different breathing techniques)
1. Pre-Pranayama Training
- Conscious breathing/Heightening breath awareness/Sensitizing the lungs.
2. Basic Breathing Methods
- Diaphragmatic breathing/ thoracic breathing/ clavicular breathing/ yogic breathing.
3. Preliminary Breathing Practices
- Deep breathing/reverse breath/rhythmic breathing/extended exhalation/equalizing breath.
4. Awareness of the Subtle breath
- Awareness of Swara/Balancing the Swara/Prana Mudra Pranayama.
5. Classical Pranayama
- Nadi shodhan/Bhramari/Sheetali and Sitkari/Surya Bhedan/Ujjayi/Bhastrika/Kapalbhati
SHATKARMA (6 Cleansing Techniques)
- Jala Neti – nasal cleanse with saline water
- Sutra Neti – nasal cleanse with a thread
- Kapalbhati – cleansing breath
- Tratak – candle gazing for eye cleansing
- Dhouti – stomach & digestive tract cleansing
- Lagoo Shankha Prakshalana – short intestinal cleanse
- The Science of YOGA
- History of YOGA
- HATHA YOGA (History, Philosophy, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and cleansing techniques.)
- Different types of Yoga – Hatha/Raja/Jnana/Karma/Bhakti/Mantra/Kriya/Kundalini Yoga
- AYURVEDA – Introduction/Body Types/Diet
- Yoga Lifestyle
- HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY – A basic knowledge of various body systems: Muscular System, Skeletal System, Joints, Digestive System, Respiratory System, Circulatory System, Excretory System, Reproductive System, Nervous System, Endocrine System/ Injuries and Preventions/ Physiology of Yoga Poses/ Physiology of Meditation Asanas/ Physiology of Cleansing techniques.
- Role of a Yoga Teacher
- Aspects of teaching Asana
- Alignment – myth and reality
- Micro lessons
- Check lists for micro lessons
- Final lessons
- Important points during lessons
- General guidelines for teaching
- Tips for effective teaching
- Lesson planning
- How to design Pranayama practice
- Ethical guidelines for teachers
- Self study
- Tips for effective self- practice
- Sanskrit
Applied Yoga
- Yoga nidra (yogic sleep)
- Yoga for pregnancy
- Obesity and yoga
- Yoga during menstruation
- Yoga practice at home
- Yoga for back pain
5:00am - Wake up Time
05:45am to 06:00am - Mantra Chanting
06:00am to 08:00am - Yoga Practice (Asana & Pranayama)
08:00am to 9:00am - Karma Yoga
9:00am to 9:30am - Breakfast
10:00am to 10:45am - Theory Lecture 1
11:15am to 12:00pm - Theory Lecture 2
12:15am to 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm to 03:00pm - Resting Time
03:15pm to 4:00pm - Theory Lecture 3
4:15pm to 6:00pm - Yoga Practice (Asana & Pranayama)
6:45pm to 7:15pm - Mantra Chanting/Meditation
07:30pm to 08:00pm - Dinner
08:15pm to 09:00pm - Meditation/Yoga Songs(Bhajans)/Group Discussions/Question and Answer sessions/Satsang
10:00pm - Bhajan

Manohar Shrestha & Kushvendra Singh
Email: ttc@purnayoga.com.np

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