Mysore Yoga Teacher Training Institute

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Mysore

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Hatha Yoga

200 Hour Residential Hatha Yoga Tacher Training at Samyak Yoga Institute


Ashtanga Yoga

200 Hour Residential Ashtanga Yoga Tacher Training at Samyak Yoga Institute


Vinyasa Yoga

200 Hour Residential Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Samyak Yoga Institute


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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Mysore

Mysore Yoga Teacher Training Institute

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Mysore at Samyak Yoga is four weeks of Intensive Yoga Training which is focused on building professional Yoga Teachers with the traditional practice and philosophy of Yoga. Samyak Yoga is a Registered Yoga School i.e. RYS 200 & RYS 300 with Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Teaching Yoga from the Heart with Love and Light has been the motto of Samyak Yoga i.e. Mysore Yoga Teacher Training Institute.

We offer Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga methods. There is no multi-style Yoga Course offered. Each style has its own tradition, practice perspective along with its philosophy.

Together, the teachers, the crew, the students of Samyak Yoga, we have created a Yoga Family which supports each other in the path of learning, sharing and making lives beautiful on the planet Earth.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Mysore

Outline of the training syllabus

Yoga Class Sequencing

Yoga Class Sequencing is one of the significant tools that a Trainee wishes to take back from the course. During the training, you will be given different modules and structures of creating yoga class sequences and guided to create creative sequences using different themes.

You will be asked to design a yoga class module based on what you have been practising under the guidance of the teachers. By doing so, you will be able to teach your class back home effectively with creativity catering to the needs of different types of people coming to your classes.

Yoga Philosophy

Sessions on Yoga Philosophy including ‘The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’, Vedic chanting with their meaning, Chakras and their psychological influence, the philosophy behind the practice of Bandhas and Mudras etc. are discussed in detail besides the sessions on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga of Yoga Kuranta in Ashtanga Training and Hatha Yoga Pradeepika in Hatha Yoga Training.

The primary focus of these sessions is to bring Yoga as a Yogic Lifestyle and the practical techniques to take Yoga beyond the mat.

Sanskrit Names

The Sanskrit names of the postures are explained elaborately and how to teach a Led class effectively is evaluated in detail. As we all have experienced, Adhomukha Shavasana is popularly known as Downward Dog, but you won’t get the same experience like that in the Sanskrit name.

Hence, for every Yoga Practitioner, it is very important to know the Sanskrit names of the postures. We make an effort every day to chant the names in Sanskrit and by the third week of the Teacher Training, students will be quite good at pronouncing the names in Sanskrit.

Yoga Anatomy

We will have an introduction to Yoga anatomy, in which we will discuss the anatomical aspects of Yoga practice through the perspective of Yogic wisdom. Yoga Anatomy does not end at the muscles, intuitive breathing and bones, Yogic wisdom has an integrative approach towards the human system.

These insights are discussed and a whole new perspective on human body based on yogic wisdom is discovered in Yoga Anatomy sessions.

Yoga Teacher Training

The Making of a Yoga Teacher

This is neither a shortcut to becoming a Yoga Teacher nor a false promise of making you a yoga teacher. This is definitely a very good start in the world of teaching Yoga.

A good practice of Yoga Asanas – Pranayama – Meditation – Bandhas – Kriyas all necessary. But yet without practising ‘how to teach’ you will not be able to teach. This of course is a beginning, but a great beginning for sure.


Start teaching from Day 2 under the supervision of the lead teachers. Get feedback to improve the teaching skills every day.


Work on creating different Yoga Class Sequences and understand how to create complete Yoga Classes.


Start teaching bigger classes. Again receive feedback to finetune the teaching skills in the process of being a better yoga teacher.


To practice a particular pose into its deep, one needs to know the intelligent way of using the muscles, the appropriate way of breathing, meditative state of the mind and spiritually rooted soul. The practice of postures is a moving meditation.

In the session “Teaching Methodology” or “Asana Clinic” we try to explore the concepts on which a particular posture is developed, how can it be practised at a deeper level, the benefits, and contraindications. We also discuss the usage of props, the balance between strength and flexibility and so on.


    Alignments of Asanas

    The beauty and perfection of every Asana depend upon two factors; 1. Flexibility and 2. Alignments.

    Flexibility can be achieved with regular practice and for understanding the posture one would need a good understanding of the posture and fine-tune the subtle movements required to land in a perfect position.


    As a teacher, it is most important to know the integral aspects of Yoga postures, their limitations, and their benefits which in turn will help notice the common mistakes in a posture performed by a student and accordingly make the subtle changes required.


    The Art of Hands on Adjustments

    Art of Adjustments is one of the significant fields where Yoga teacher has to work constantly to grow and to keep his/her class unique. Hence we try to explore it with every detail.

    The importance of encouraging students to continue with regular practice and preparing them for the Mysore style is emphasized.


    Teach the Student with techniques

    You will not teach the techniques. You teach the students. Techniques are your tools. Knowing the students’ bodies, their limitations and capabilities you can adapt to your class.

    A skilled Yoga Teacher is the one who leads the students from what they want to what they need.

    Residential Immersion

    Living the Yoga Life

    Yoga Teacher Training is more than knowledge of Yoga. It is living the Yoga Life. You learn a lot by living the life, being part of a Yoga Community, surrounded by the nature, completely away from the modern distractions. This is the beginning of a new transformation of a butterfly.

    Your Teachers of Training

    Yoga Teacher Training Courses are lead by the founder-director Yogacharya Rakesh. Dr Meghana Narayana will bring the traditional ayurvedic wisdom along with anatomical perspectives to wisdom of Yoga.

    Yogacharya Rakesh

    Yogacharya Rakesh

    Lead Teacher

    Meghana Narayana

    Meghana Narayana

    Ayurveda Doctor (BAMS MD)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    About Yoga Teacher Training

    How long does it take to become a Yoga Teacher?

    It takes 4 weeks! However, being a refined Yoga teacher is a life-long process. No Yoga Institute can make you a Yoga Teacher in any specific duration. This training can create a strong foundation in the journey of being a Yoga Teacher, but you know that learning never stops.

    Which Yoga Teacher Training is best?

    It really depends. However, if you are interested more in the creative flow of the asanas and interested in creating different class modules, Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is good. If you are more into a flow, but a regular-repeated practice of asanas, Ashtanga is great.

    But if you are more into creating a strong foundation and stillness of the body to stillness of the mind, take a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.

    Is 200 hour Yoga training enough to teach Yoga?

    200 Hour Yoga Training is considered as the minimum requirement to get into the profession of teaching Yoga. With 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance and/or Yoga Alliance Professionals as RYT-200 and your journey of teaching yoga begins. 

    How do I prepare for Yoga Teacher Training?

    First, keep a regular practice of asanas. Take classes with different Yoga Teachers and understand different styles of Yoga asana practices. It gives you an idea of how to choose your course. Then, make a search to find the best schools offering the courses. Always look for the detailed syllabus of the training as well as reviews of the past students. Read multiple reviews and if you read on Facebook, contact the students and ask questions. Do not hesitate to contact the Institution too to get the answers about the courses.

    How to assess the syllabus of Yoga Teacher Training Program?

    Read the entire syllabus as well as the timetable. If you are serious about the training, always avoid the schools offering too many things in the course. It just is a marketing tool and you will end up learning nothing in-depth. There will be pre-natal, post-natal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Office Yoga, Yoga Therapy etc. Just knowing many terms of Yoga will not make you a good teacher, rather look at the real subjects necessary to create a strong foundation.

    What should I do after my 200 Hour YTT?

    Make sure that you had chances to teach during the training and get assessed. This experience helps you in preparing for the yoga teaching career. Register yourself with Yoga Alliance. Start creating a network through social media as well as real people around. Spread the word about you teaching Yoga. Do not wait to get perfect in the practice to teach Yoga. The more you teach, the better you become in your teaching practice.


    What our past students are saying

    Samyak is Perfection

    Samyak is perfection. Amazing location, wonderful people, delicious food and so much to learn. I leave this place a little less sceptical, a little more open and with a lot of gratitude for everyone and everything that came together to make this an experience I will cherish.” 

    – Tista Nayak

    “I did second training with Samyak Yoga”

    I did my first teacher training at Samyak 3 years ago. That time I was viewing it from the eyes of a student, to improve my practice, and I learnt so much. I came back a second time because I loved it so much. Now, my perspective is that of a teacher, and I learnt even more. The curriculum is designed so beautifully that everybody can get what they want from the training, and more. I will never forget the teaching method, the traditional approach, the dedication, the warmth and the discernment of Rakesh sir. 10000/10 recommend!!. “

    – Aparna Nellore

    “Another successful experience”

    Samyak Family; Thank you for helping me find the way in. The Samyak team are there to support you every step of the way; delicious food, comfortable rooms and lots of smiles and laughter quickly make you feel part of this ever-growing family. 2 months on from my Vinyasa yoga journey and I am still experiencing huge shifts in my way of being.

    My yoga practice continues to deepen as I embrace each moment with love, gratitude, patience and faith. I did not feel ready to join this course, but I left with the confidence to develop my teaching and yoga practice regularly. My heart feels very open thanks to all the people that I met..

    – Samantha Flemming

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