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Integral Yoga Intermediate Teacher Training: INDIA – Required Reading – 2020

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Integral Yoga Intermediate Teacher Training: INDIA

January 12 – February 2, 2020

Thank you for your interest in our Integral Yoga Intermediate Teacher Training. For more than forty years, students from all over the world have come to participate in our residential training programs. This letter contains the program’s curriculum and daily schedule, as well as information about accommodations and an application form. If you have any questions or need more information after reading this material, feel free to contact us.

Travel to the birthplace of Yoga and earn your certification as an Integral Yoga Intermediate Teacher.  In this holy land and birthplace of the world’s many Yoga masters, you’ll train with our foremost Yoga instructors in an intimate classroom setting. This three week long immersion will expand your knowledge of asanas  (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, anatomy and physiology, and Yoga philosophy.  Near ancient temples and surrounded by the native culture, the Integral Yoga Institute of Coimbatore will allow you to experience India to its fullest.  Join us as you take the next step in deepening your spiritual growth through the profound benefits of Yoga.

Intermediate Integral Yoga Hatha Teacher Training offers an opportunity to profoundly enrich your understanding and practice of Integral Yoga. Graduates of this program will gain a deeper understanding of essential Yoga practices and be able to teach them with greater clarity and detail.

  • Learn important additional asanas, their benefits, and how to safely guide students into and out of the
  • Explore making skillful sequencing choices and adaptations that will enhance your classes
  • Gain a fuller understanding of prana and pranayama techniques
  • Study the Bhagavad Gita, which expounds the philosophy and practices of the four main paths of Yoga (Karma, Raja, Bhakti, and Jnana Yoga)

What Makes Integral Yoga Unique?

Integral Yoga is a complete science that cultivates and maintains the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of the individual. The non-competitive approach and meditative exploration of the Integral Yoga practices create an indrawn awareness that allows each student to reconnect with deeper and more subtle aspects of being.

Our comprehensive certification programs provide a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, an appreciation for nurturing a personal practice, and the skills to become a knowledgeable and professional Yoga teacher. The Integral Yoga training process fosters the teacher’s sensitivity to create a safe environment for students which allows them to realize their potential, enhance self-respect, and learn to be of greater service to others.

Why A Residential Program?

The most effective teaching comes from direct experience. Our residential programs are designed to offer you the experience of living the teachings of Yoga and to present the necessary tools that will enable you to pass these great teachings on to others.

During your stay, you will immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle and transform your body, mind, and spirit. Our residential programs offer a supportive and nurturing environment for practice and study away from the distractions of everyday life.

Program Dates

The program begins on January 12, 2020, starting with orientation at 4 pm and ends after Hatha class at 9 am on February 2, 2020.

Daily Schedule

The daily schedule is very full; it is designed to help you fully realize the benefits of the Yoga practices and provide the optimum environment for studying and learning. Each day begins with meditation at 6 am, followed by a Hatha Yoga class. During the day, you will have training courses, workshops, practice sessions, a noon meditation at the beautiful LOTUS Temple, and some free time. You are expected to stay at the Ashram for the entire time to successfully complete the program.


  • Guidance in your personal Yoga practices
    • Monitored teaching practice
    • Details and guidance for teaching Hatha II
    • Optional poses for this level
    • Course in the Bhagavad Gita
    • Further study of pranayama and meditation practice and theory
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Workshops on your own personal practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation


Swami Ramananda is the executive director of the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco and a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition who has been practicing Yoga for over 40 years. Ramananda offers practical methods of integrating the timeless teachings and practices of Yoga into daily life and transforming the painful aspects of human experience into steps toward realizing one’s full potential.

He leads beginner, intermediate, and advanced level Yoga teacher training programs in San Francisco, and offers a variety of programs in many locations in the U. S., Europe, and South America. Ramananda trains Yoga teachers to bring Yoga into corporate, hospital, and medical settings and has taught mind/body wellness programs in many locations.  He is a founding board member of the Yoga Alliance, a national registry that supports and promotes Yoga teachers as professionals.  His warmth, wisdom, and sense of humor have endeared him to many.

Lalita Dagny Vigander, LMT, E-RYT 500, RCYT, has been practicing Integral Yoga since 1998 and in 2005 she became an Integral Yoga instructor. Lalita is now certified in Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Hatha, as well as Stress Management, Raja Yoga, Meditation, Restorative Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Yoga for People with Cancer and is a certified Yoga for Recovery Counselor. Lalita serves at Satchidananda Ashram as a Teacher Trainer for the Basic and Intermediate levels, including Anatomy and Physiology.

Lalita also teaches children, adults and seniors Meditation and Stress Management classes. She has been invited to lecture at the University of Tennessee’s Administrator’s retreats, cancer retreats, and women’s conferences. Lalita is a Reiki Master and licensed massage therapist specializing in Deep Tissue Massage and CranioSacral techniques.


The course is open to all Integral Yoga teachers who have completed Basic Integral Yoga Hatha Teacher Training at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, an Integral Yoga Institute or Teaching Center,  and who have at least six months of Yoga teaching experience. Certified teachers from other traditions may also apply.


At the end of the course, graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Asanas and Pranayama: Intermediate Level. Integral Yoga is a registered yoga school (RYS) through Yoga Alliance, a voluntary alliance of organizations and teachers dedicated to uphold the integrity of Yoga, establish voluntary national standards for Yoga teachers, and provide support for Yoga professionals in the United States.

Integral Yoga may award 170 hours towards Yoga Alliance registration with the completion of this course.


Attendance is required for all sessions—from the program orientation on the first day through the coursework on the last day.  This includes all morning and afternoon practices of Hatha Yoga and meditation.


You will enjoy three healthy vegetarian meals daily, served buffet style, with a salad bar. No meat, fish or eggs are served.


You will be staying in the beautiful Integral Yoga Institute (IYI), in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.  All the rooms are double rooms. There are seven rooms in the IYI. Any overflow will be staying at the Annapoorna Hotel which is three and a half blocks from the IYI.

Course Costs

The tuition for this course is $2,950.00.  If paid in full by November 12, 2019, the tuition cost is $2,700.  Price includes tuition, double accommodations, and three vegetarian meals per day.  We suggest you arrive at least one day early to acclimate yourself to your new surroundings and rest after the long trip.  Tuition does include arriving one day before. No other discounts apply to this particular Teacher Training Course.

Financial Aid

Because of the rigorous daily schedule, we are unable to grant any work scholarships in lieu of payment for the course.  Also, we are not able to accommodate children.

To Apply

To submit an electronic application, visit the link to the Teacher Training section of our website here:   Alternatively, you can download, complete, and mail or fax a paper application. Please submit your application, health form, and a $100 non-refundable application fee by 12/12/2019 to:

IY Academy Admissions Administrator

Satchidananda Ashram—Yogaville

108 Yogaville Way

Buckingham, VA 23921

Fax: 434.969.1303

When your application is received, you will be contacted for additional information. Upon approval, you will receive an acceptance letter with detailed information on what to bring, travel directions, Ashram lifestyle, and accommodations. A $400 deposit is required to secure your space, due within one week of acceptance.

Late Registration

In order for your application to be considered, please submit no later than 12/12/2019, with full payment enclosed.  After this date, please check with the Teacher Training Admissions Administrator, at (434-969-3121 X153), for availability before applying.


If you cancel 45 days or more prior to the first day of the training, you will receive a refund less $150.  If you cancel between 30 and 45 days prior to the first day, you will receive a refund less $300. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the start date, you will receive a refund less $500.  

No refund will be given after the start of the program.


In making your travel arrangements, plan on arriving at Coimbatore (CJB) airport. You may make arrangements all the way to Coimbatore, or you may take a flight to Chennai (MAA), the capital of Tamil Nadu, and then take a flight with a local airline to Coimbatore.  Almost all U.S airlines fly to India. Some foreign airlines like Qatar, Etihad, Pacific, Emirates usually offer less expensive flights and better service.

Someone from the Coimbatore IYI will pick you up at the airport.  The address of the IYI is: 86 Sambandau Rd. West, RS Puram, Coimbatore  641002. The phone number is: 91-488-255-6770.

Further Information

The Intermediate Integral Yoga Hatha Teacher Training offers the opportunity to develop confidence and practice the necessary skills for teaching the more subtle aspects of a Yogic lifestyle, such as vegetarian diet, ahimsa (non-violence), chanting, and meditation.

Please direct questions about the course to the Integral Yoga Academy Teacher Training Administrator at 434.969.3121, ext. 153 or [email protected] Please direct questions concerning payment to the Ashram Reservation Center (ARC) calling from the US: 1.800.858.9642; or from outside the US: 1-434-969-2048; email: [email protected]

Thank you for your interest in this Integral Yoga Teacher Training program.  We are enclosing an application form, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Ever Yours in Yoga,

IY Academy


Siva Buechner
Teacher Training Administration
Phone: 434-969-3121 ext. 153
Email: [email protected]


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