Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

About the program
In our Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, we bring back dimensions of Hatha Yoga that are almost extinct. Hatha Yoga is a very powerful way of life. – Sadhguru
About The Program
Trainees will learn and explore the following practices as a part of the training:

A series of 31 dynamic processes rooted in yoga, to invigorate the body and reach peak physical fitness. “Angamardana” means gaining complete mastery over the limbs.

Surya Kriya

Surya Kriya is a potent yogic practice of tremendous antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness and complete inner wellbeing.


Hatha Yoga is offered as a set of 36 powerful postures, or yogasanas, through which one can transform the body and mind into a possibility for ultimate wellbeing.

Surya Shakthi

Surya Shakti is to energize the system to a different dimension. This 18-step process also helps to strengthen the ligaments that hold the skeletal and muscular structure together.

Bhuta Shuddi

Bhuta Shuddhi means “purification of the elements.” The wellbeing of the body and mind can be established by purifying the five elements within the human system.


"Bandha" literally means a lock. Bandhas are essentially your ability to lock and direct your energy where you want. They are generally practiced after the practice of Hatha Yoga.

Mantra Yoga

The Mantra Yoga process includes an initiation into AUM chanting. AUM chanting is a powerful practice that aligns the three fundamental aspects of the system – body, mind and energy.

Nada Yoga

When practiced daily, this simple meditation can strengthen one’s physical and mental constitution and bring about tremendous balance and wellbeing.

Bhakthi Sadhana

More than just an act, Bhakti Sadhana is a way to make devotion your very quality.

Guided Meditations

Experience guided meditations, which can bring health, dynamism, peace and wellbeing into one’s life.


"Prana” means the basic life energy within us, and “yama” means to control. Pranayam is about having control over the prana. It brings a balance between the fundamental energy channels in the system.


A simple yet powerful set of ten practices that activate the joints, muscles and energy system, bringing ease to the whole system.

Other Aspects of Training
Trainees will learn the relevance and application of these foundational principles to the practice of yoga:
Science of Siddha Medicine

Students will be introduced to the science of Siddha medicine and its complementary application with the science of Yoga.


Students will learn about a conducive diet for practicing Hatha Yoga. Beyond mere do’s and don’ts, the curriculum looks in depth at the effect of particular foods on the system and how different foods can support or restrict one’s physical and spiritual development.

Yogic Physiology

Students will learn about subtler aspects of the human body from a yogic perspective.

Yogic Principles and Lifestyle

Students will learn the principles of a yogic lifestyle, which will be reflected in their daily schedule and life at the Yoga Center.

Anatomy and Physiology

Students will learn the relevance and application of these foundational principles to the practice of yoga.

Teaching Methodology
Teaching Methodology

A step‐by‐step methodology has been devised by Sadhguru for training teachers in organizing and conducting programs.

Planning Classes and Modules

Students will learn how to prepare more than 48 different modules, including 1‐day, 3‐day, 1‐week, 2‐week, and 1‐month modules, as well as drop-in classes. Students will learn how to prescribe different modules based on participant needs, as well as receive real-life training on different class situations that may arise.

Sacred Places
Sacred Places

Trainees will have the unique opportunity to visit places in Southern India which are of significance to the yogic tradition, as well as perform site-specific sadhana specifically devised by Sadhguru to evolve one’s inner experience, appreciation, and understanding of the science of yoga. Trainees will also have the rare opportunity to take a pilgrimage to some of Southern India’s most powerful sites, located in the nearby Velliangiri Mountains.

Pancha Bhuta Aradhana
Pancha Bhuta Aradhana

A powerful process of Bhuta Shuddhi, purification of the five elements, will be offered to participants at the Dhyanalinga, on a specific day of the month known as Shivratri. 

The qualities of each of the five elements are made accessible through a powerful process involving mantra (sound), yantra (form), tantra (technology), and sarvanga sadhana (using the human body as an instrument of worship). The material form of each element, along with its corresponding mantra and an elaborate series of movements, are designed to create a certain reverberation, thus harmonizing this element within the human system.

Other features students can participate in:
  • Powerful processes and spiritually significant occasions that take place at the Dhyanalinga and Linga Bhairavi.
  • Festivals and celebrations at the Yoga Center, including Guru Purnima, Krishna Jayanti, Diwali and Dusshera.
  • Basic and advanced Isha Yoga Programs conducted at the Center.
  • Rejuvenating therapies and massages at the Isha Rejuvenation Center.
  • Volunteering activities at the ashram, which will also help in making one more receptive to the process of yoga.
Teacher Certification:
  • The course requires personal discipline, involvement, dedication, and commitment to the process offered.
  • 100% attendance in all classes is mandatory.
  • Students are expected to follow the program schedule strictly.
  • Students must stay in the Center’s premises for the duration of the program.
  • Alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs are prohibited in the Center’s premises.
  • The course does not encourage personal relationships amongst students.
  • Students must have their own health insurance for the duration of their stay at the Center.
Facilities & Inclusions
Facilities & Inclusions
Adiyogi Alayam
Adiyogi Alayam

The Adiyogi Alayam is a sacred space consecrated by Sadhguru specifically to create an environment supportive for the transmission of Hatha Yoga. Unique in structure and design, the Alayam, an 82,000 sq. ft. column-less hall, is an invaluable offering to humanity.


Accommodation is provided within the premises. Two students will share a room, which contains a bathroom with shower. Single and A/C accommodations are also available at an additional cost. Please note: Men and women will be given separate accommodations. However, if you are attending the program with your spouse and would like to stay together, please indicate this in your application form.


Wholesome and pranic vegetarian meals will be served twice daily. Seasonal, locally available fruits and vegetables will be provided. To support the training process, participants are asked to avoid consuming coffee and tea. Herbal tea will be available.

Internet & Library
Internet & Library

Students will have access to an Internet Center with broadband connection outside of class time. A study room and library is also available with a rich collection of reference books and the entire set of Sadhguru’s books and DVDs.

Program Prerequisites:
  • Attending the Inner Engineering program is mandatory to participate in the training program.
  • It is not necessary to be a practitioner or have any previous experience of yoga to enroll in this training. However it is essential that you be in good mental, emotional and physical health, due to the rigorous nature of the schedule and activity.
  • Participating in Isha Hatha Yoga programs (Surya Kriya, Angamardana, Yogasanas) and Advanced Isha Yoga programs (BSP, Shoonya) is highly recommended.
  • Understanding of basic English language is required, as it is the medium of instruction. A translator may accompany those who do not know English.
Note: For more details please refer to FAQ section.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Registration Procedure

Interview: On receipt and approval of your application, an online interview will be conducted.

Response: You will be informed of your application status within two weeks of the interview.

Application Information
  • The program fee for the 21-week program is USD 10,000(~75 Dollars per day)/INR 6,00,000 (for Indian nationals only) for about 1750 hours of training.
  • The program fee covers all aspects of the program including accommodation, training materials, trips and meals.
  • If students wish to attend Isha Yoga Programs, take part in additional processes at the Dhyanalinga or Linga Bhairavi, or receive therapies at the Rejuvenation Center, they will be responsible for any expenses.
  • Attending the Inner Engineering program is mandatory to participate in the training program. For more details, please go through the Frequently asked Questions.
16th July - 11th December, 2019
Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore

USD 10,000 / Rs. 6,00,000 (all inclusive)

Duration: 21 Weeks • Language: English
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Frequently Asked Questions

The program fee for the 21 weeks Hatha Yoga Teacher’s training program is USD 9,000 (for overseas participants) / INR 5,50,000 (for Indian citizens residing in India) for about 1750 hours of training. Accommodation rent would be extra based on the category of accommodation opted for, starting from USD 1000 (for overseas participants) and INR 50,000 (for Indian citizens residing in India). The program fee includes:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Training Material
  • Practice Material
  • Bhuta Shuddhi Kit
  • 2 sets of practice clothing suited for Hatha Yoga
  • Post Training Support, including ongoing practice corrections and new teaching material.
  • Introduction to classical South Indian medicine, the ancient Siddha science.
  • Classes and materials in anatomy and physiology.
  • Job placement opportunities.
  • Access to a growing network of teachers and teaching opportunities.

The Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program is a very disciplined and intense process. It will require 100% involvement in all sessions and full commitment to the process.

Daily schedule: The day begins promptly at 5:30 am and usually ends in the night by 9:30pm. Practice sessions will be in the morning and evening. Rest of the day is dedicated to classroom and teaching aspects. The ashram follows a two meals system – brunch and dinner, with a snack in the afternoon.

•     100% attendance in all classes is mandatory.

•     Students are expected to follow the program schedule strictly.

•     All participants must stay in the Isha Yoga Center premises for the complete duration of the training program, unless they are going on a trek or excursion organized by the program.

Due to the unique nature of the program and the environment in which it is being conducted, the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program is only being offered at the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, India. This space has been designed in such a way that it is incredibly supportive for the training, allowing trainees to push past their limitations and commit themselves in a very profound way.

No sponsorships or discounts are being offered.

  • Attending the Inner Engineering program (Full course with initiation into Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya) and also attending 1 Isha Hatha Yoga program (e.g. Surya Kriya, Angamardana, Surya Shakti, Yogasanas) is mandatory to participate in the training program. Also it is essential that you be in good mental, emotional and physical health due to the rigorous nature of the schedule and activity.
  • Participating in advanced Isha foundation programs (BSP, Shoonya) is highly recommended. These simple but powerful energy processes for inner transformation will greatly enhance your experience of the training.

For certified teachers, continuous post-training support will be provided by Isha on various levels. Ongoing support after the program includes:

  • Regular Upgrade Sessions to continue the teacher training process by introducing new practices, modules, learning modifications for existing practices, and more. It is also an opportunity to meet with training teachers and teachers from other batches, share your experience and get your questions answered.
  • An alumni support system to address questions, notify about upgrade sessions and events, job opportunities, share monthly newsletter and videos/ content will be available as well as an interactive community forum to stay connected with fellow teachers.
  • Foundation support (subject to terms and conditions) is also available to help with:
    • Getting in touch with local center to get started with the teaching process
    • Getting in touch with alumni from previous programs
    • Organizing classes, class material and volunteer support
    • Help with marketing activity to promote your classes


  • The Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program has been designed by Sadhguru to train and equip participants to become teachers and offer the possibility of Classical Hatha Yoga to the world.
  • It is a Teacher’s Training program and therefore only candidates who sincerely wish to teach will be accepted. The program is very intense in nature and will require absolute focus and commitment.

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program can transform your life in a beautiful and powerful way. It is an opportunity to:


•     Learn Classical Hatha Yoga through a program designed by Sadhguru, a live master and yogi.

•     Soak in 5 months dedicated to learning and deepening your own practice, including the systems of Upa Yoga, Angamardana, Surya Kriya, Surya Shakti, Yogasanas.

•     Focus upon establishing these powerful practices in your own experience and then engage in rigorous training which empowers you to teach others.

•     Explore and learn different aspects of yoga beyond asanas (postures) including Kriya, Pranayam, Bandhas, Mantra Yoga, Nada Yoga, Bhakti Sadhana and Bhuta Shuddi.

•     Delve into subjects, which will help you to understand the human body in both structure and function, including anatomy and physiology, the pranic system, the science of Siddha medicine, yogic principles, lifestyle, and diet.

•     Live and practice in the Adiyogi Alayam, a consecrated space specially designed by Sadhguru for learning Hatha Yoga.

•     Be trained by highly qualified and inspiring teachers who are directly trained and guided by Sadhguru.

•     Offer over 48 different teaching modules, designed to be taught in different settings and to different audiences based on the participants’ aspirations and various health/life situations.

•     Train with dedicated individuals from around the world, creating a rich multicultural experience and broad network of colleagues.

•     Participate in a variety of celebrations, events and special occasions at the Yoga Center, including:

        •     Powerful processes like Pancha Bhutha Aradhana in Dhyanalinga and Pournami Abhishekam at Linga Bhairavi.

        •     Festivals and celebrations at the Yoga Center.

        •     Basic and advanced Isha Yoga Programs conducted at the Center.

        •     Participation at ashram Sathsangs (literally “communion with truth”) with Sadhguru.

You will be trained to teach both alone as well as with a demonstrator.

Certification will take into consideration, but not be limited to, the following aspects:


•     Attendance: All sessions are mandatory. 100% attendance is compulsory.

•     Practice Instructions: Trainees must be able to memorize practice instructions.

•     Conducting classes: Trainees must show proficiency in conducting mock classes.

•     Practice: Trainees should be competent to demonstrate the practices.

•     Attitude: Trainees should be sincere and willing to participate fully in all aspects of the program.