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Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

“We teach Hatha Yoga as a transformative process. The transformation will not only be on the level of your body but in the way you are.” – Sadhguru

Table of Contents

#1 Curriculum 
       #1.1 Other Aspects Include
       #1.2 Yogic Physiology
       #1.3 Science of Siddha Medicine
       #1.4 Sacred Places
       #1.5 Yogic Principles and Lifestyle
       #1.6 Pancha Bhuta Aradhana
       #1.7 Diet
#2 Being a teacher

       #2.1 Teaching Methodology
       #2.2 Planning Classes and Modules
#3 Other Features
       #3.1 Students can participate in
#4 Study Requirements

#5 Teacher Certification
#6 Application Information
       #6.1 Registration Procedure
       #6.2 Contact


“We teach Hatha Yoga as a transformative process. The transformation will not only be on the level of your body but in the way you are.” - Sadhguru

Initially, yoga was imparted by the Adiyogi (the first yogi), Shiva, over 15,000 years ago. It was Adiyogi who introduced to humanity the idea that one can evolve beyond one’s present level of existence. He poured this knowing into the legendary Sapta Rishis, or “seven sages,” who carried this powerful yogic science to various parts of the world, including Asia, ancient Persia, northern Africa, and South America. For generations, countless masters, holding it above their own lives, have passed on this sacred thread of knowledge without a single distortion. Classical yoga comprises of various methods to elevate and purify one’s energies and raise one’s perception to its peak. Today, however, the refined tools of classical yoga have been largely lost or grossly distorted due to socio‐cultural misunderstandings that have accumulated over many centuries. Only in a very few places, the classical system endures with its full vibrancy and sanctity. Moreover, access to this system has been traditionally reserved for the hardiest seekers and monks who devote their entire lives to spiritual sadhana and austerity. Isha Hatha Yoga School delivers classical Hatha Yoga in its full depth and dimension. It is Sadhguru's vision to offer this ancient science in all its purity and make it available to every individual. As a step towards realizing this vision, he has devised the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program. In this program, Hatha Yoga is taught in the beautiful ashram setting of the Isha Yoga Center, India under the grace of a living master. Upon completion of the program, trainees will have the privilege and fulfillment of bringing this knowledge to many more people.

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  1. Upa Yoga
  2. Angamardana
  3. Surya Kriya
  4. Yogasana
  5. Bhuta Shuddhi

Other Aspects Include:

  1. Surya Shakti
  2. Kriya
  3. Pranayam
  4. Bandhas
  5. Mantra Yoga
  6. Nada Yoga
  7. Bhakti Sadhana
  8. Guided Meditations
  9. Anatomy and Physiology

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

Yogic Physiology

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

Science of Siddha Medicine

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

Sacred Places

Students will have the unique opportunity to visit places in South 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. Students will also have the rare opportunity to pilgrimage to some of South India’s most powerful sites, located in the nearby Velliangiri Mountains.

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.

Pancha Bhuta Aradhana

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


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.

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Being a teacher

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. These formats offer the flexibility to teach ongoing Hatha Yoga sessions, individual yoga tutoring, and extended yoga workshops. Designed by Sadhguru, these modules cover dimensions of Hatha Yoga that are not currently being taught anywhere else.

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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 Pournami, Diwali, Dusshera, Krishna Jayanti, Karthike Deepam, and Sadhguru’s Enlightenment Celebration.
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 shaping and maturing one’s attitudes.

Program Prerequisites

Individuals must be at least 18 years of age. There is no upper age limit.
Individuals must be in good physical and mental health, as the course will be rigorous.
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: No prior experience or knowledge of yoga is required.

Study Requirements

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.

Teacher Certification

After careful assessment of performance, those students that meet the requirements for successful completion will receive certification from Isha to teach Isha Hatha Yoga as an independent teacher. For certified teachers, post‐training support will be provided by Isha on various levels. A continuing training process may be required for teachers to maintain their certification on an ongoing basis.

Application Information

The fee for the 21-week Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program is INR 10,40,000 (for overseas participants) and INR 9,00,000 (for Indian citizens residing in India) for about 1750 hours of training.
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 go through the Frequently asked Questions

Registration Procedure

Response: You will be informed of your application status within two weeks of interview.
Interview: On receipt and approval of your application, an online interview will be conducted.

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