Next Course: January 19, 2020
Based in the Holy city of Varanasi, the ancient city of knowledge, in the home of the prestigious Banaras Hindu University, we organise classes and workshops with various scholars, priests and professors regarding various Vedic Subjects. During their time on the course, students will receive the unique chance to experience the traditional way of learning by spending significant time with their teachers, as well as experiencing the sanctity, complexity and value of these ancient teachings, carried by the culture of the city.
Our hope is to not only guide our students on how to become a yoga teacher, but also help you become part of a lineage that carries forward and shares the teaching and wisdom of ancient India.
The course was created in order to establish a fully-rounded education course on all aspects of Yoga. There are many courses which one can take to become a certified teacher, we believe that the unique setting of Varanasi, creates a conducive environment to live, experience and absorb a the life and practices which are not only associate with Yoga alone, but with the Yogic Lifestyle as a whole.
The Vasistha Yoga Sansthan Yoga Teacher Training Course is approved by Yoga Alliance. Upon successfully completing and passing the yoga teacher training course students will receive a full certificate of completion, which will enable them to teach worldwide.
6:00 – 7:30 Meditation and Satsang
7:30 – 8:00 Break/Tea/Light Snack
8:00 – 9:30 Morning Hatha Yoga Class
9:30 – 10:30 Brunch
11:00 – 12:00 Hatha Yoga Philosophy
12:30 – 13:30 Vedic Workshop
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Philosophy Class
16:00 – 17:30 Afternoon Hatha Yoga Class / Practice and Teaching Workshop
17:30 – 18:30 Dinner
19:00 – 20:00 Evening Meditation/Discussion/Alternative Program
*Schedule may be subject to slight changes, depending on season, weather or other planned events and activities. Schedules will be finalised prior to commencement of course.
Accommodation and Food
Course Fees include basic and comfortable accommodation. Our aim is to make sure that students are comfortable in order for their time on the course to go as smoothly as possible, and that they are able to fully immerse themselves into the demanding training program. We do ask students to remember their purpose and intention for why they are taking part in the course, and kindly remind you that this is not a yoga holiday, rather an intensive one month course of study.
Throughout the course three vegetarian meals a day, tea, juices and snacks will be provided. All food will be home made of locally sourced goods from markets and local vendors. Simple traditional Indian food will be served, suitable for daily Yoga practice and study. Filtered drinking water is available at the school, wherefore we kindly encourage students to bring a reusable water bottle.
Conduct & Discipline
Throughout the course, we advise and kindly request the students to follow a code of Yogic discipline. We ask that throughout the program, participants focus on remaining kind and non-violent (ahimsa) both to oneself and towards others and their surrounding (inward and outward). This covers both thought, attitude, speech and physical behaviour. This discipline also includes abstaining from the use of any form of intoxicants (i.e. alcohol, marijuana…) and eating non-vegetarian foods. In line with practicing non-violence and kindness, students shall speak truthfully (non-lying) and not taking belongings belonging to others (non-stealing).
Once you have chosen a course date, please email us for bookings. Kindly allow up to a maximum of 10 working days to receive a response from us.
Payment and Fees
The cost of the course is €1500. Fees include:
- Airport Pick up and Drop off
- 3 vegetarian meals a day
- Course Study Material
- 2x Uniform Set
Upon acceptance and confirmation of place on the course, we will send you further details and instruction on how to complete the registration process.
We ask for a €200 non-refundable registration fee to confirm your registration. This payment can be made via Bank Transfer or Paypall. Please not that the registration fee is no-refundable, you can however choose another course date within 12 months of the initial course you signed up for.
The remainder of your course fees can be paid online or in cash upon arrival in Indian Rupees or Euro.
Advice and Assistance
If you have any questions about our Yoga Teacher Training course, the registration process, payment of deposit or fees, visas, or any other query, please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime. We will be more than happy to assist you further.