Ancient Yoga Teacher Training (RYT-200)


This training has been suspended due to the global COVID-19 crisis. New dates will be announced in due course.

Academic program of The Yoga Institute of Mumbai-India, the oldest yoga school in the world. THE TRAINING WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH by high-level Indian teachers from The Yoga Institute, at Finca Elefante Atenas Costa Rica.

Our 21-Day TTC on Ancient Yoga is a certified, intensive course of 200 hours which prepares students for teaching yoga techniques to healthy adults. The course covers theoretical and practical aspects of ancient yoga, as well as experimental learning of unique techniques and concepts initiated more than 100 years ago by the founders of our Institute.

Classical Ashtanga Yoga Syllabus – The comprehensive course covers core principles and philosophical foundations of ancient yoga. It makes an introduction to the study of classical texts as The Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gheranda Samhita. In addition, it offers a deep immersion through the main ancestral asanas of yoga, as well as pranayamas, kriyas, study of concepts, oratory, teaching methodology, etc., not forgetting the pioneering techniques of The Yoga Institute such as the Bhavas of Samkhya philosophy (humanity’s oldest philosophical system and theoretical framework of ancient yoga). Further, detailed anatomy and physiology classes conducted by yoga experts will cover theory and practice.

On successful completion of the course, which includes required class attendance, submission of assignments, mid-term and final evaluations (theory & practicals), students will be awarded certificates of The Yoga Institute. They will also be able to appear for the AYUSH–LEVEL 1 certificate exam conducted by appointed examiners from Indian Government (viva only), right granted only to those who hold a certificate from one of the most prestigious yoga schools in India, according to the government of that country (The Yoga Institute among them)

The Yoga Institute is recognised by the government of India (Ministry of AYUSH) being the first yoga school to be accredited after the AYUSH-QCI scheme was launched.

This is also a RYT-200 course fully accredited with the Yoga Alliance USA and the participant is eligible to apply on Yoga Alliance site as a Register Yoga Teacher RYT-200.


The certification comes directly from The Yoga Institute Mumbai, a 101-year old school, the oldest in the world. The certificate is recognized by all government bodies in India as well as abroad The Indian Yoga Association and The International Yoga Alliance.


Teachers who will led the course belong to the faculty of The Yoga Institute in India. They have thorough knowledge of yoga and all its aspects such as meditation, asana, pranayama, diet and nutrition. They have extensive experience of more than 15 years of teaching in India as well as internationally.


To enroll, participants must fill an application form (available soon at the “Registration Files” below) and will receive approval from us, either by email or phone.

Upcoming date: This training has been suspended due to the global COVID-19 crisis. New dates will be announced in due course.
Venue: Finca Elefante Atenas Costa Rica
Timings: From 6:00AM to 7:00PM e/day.

Course fees and payment options:

– Residential: US$
– Early bird: US$
– Non-Residential: US$
– Two payments: US$

* All rates (except non-residential) include accommodation in a shared double room.
* All rates include 4 daily meal times (gluten-free vegan menu)
* Please note that payments are NOT refundable.

Payment procedure: the spot is reserved via bank transfer through Fundación Yognugwa Internacional (bank details available soon)


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