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Integral Yoga® 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training – INDIA

January 6 – February 3, 2019

Greetings of Peace from Yogaville!

Thank you for your interest in 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (BTT) program. 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.

In our BTT, you will receive a carefully crafted education in the Integral Yoga approach to teaching Hatha Yoga. You will be taught how to give clear instructions and list the benefits for each of the core postures, breathing practices, chants and meditation in the classic sequence, and you will be able to lead students in the traditional style deep relaxation. You will study and practice the various aspects of Integral Yoga, including meditation, breathing practices, chanting, selfless service, Yoga philosophy and more. When you graduate, you will have the knowledge and experience to stand before a group and teach a class with confidence and ease.

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 sensitivities to help them create a safe environment for their students that 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 Sunday, January 6, 2019, starting with registration at 4 pm, and ends on February 3, 2019 at 9 am after Hatha Yoga.  You are welcome to stay for breakfast, lunch and Karma Yoga.

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 and some free time. You are expected to stay at the Ashram for the entire time to successfully complete the program.


The curriculum includes the following:

  • Instruction in teaching the Yoga postures, deep relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Guidance in your personal Yoga practices
  • Monitored teaching practice
  • Classes in vegetarian diet
  • Instruction in basic anatomy and physiology
  • Meditation workshops focusing on a variety of effective meditation techniques
  • Instruction and practice in chanting – both for personal practice and teaching
  • An in-depth course in Raja Yoga: The philosophy and psychology of Yoga covering such                    

 topics as the nature of the mind, the science of meditation, and yogic lifestyle guidelines   

  • Study and practice of the other branches of Integral Yoga:  
  • Jnana Yoga: The path of discrimination or self-analysis, inquiry into the nature of the Self, and witnessing

the mind

  • Bhakti Yoga: The path of devotion, which includes chanting, worship, and self-surrender
  • Karma Yoga: The path of dedicated action and selfless service
  • How to set up, publicize, and conduct classes


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.

Ram Wiener, E-RYT 500, is one of our foremost administrators and teachers at Yogaville.  Ram is also the Vice President of Programs, overseeing the Integral Yoga Academy, all of our teachers’ programs, the Department of Program Development and Advertising, as well as the Ashram businesses.  He is a certified Intermediate Hatha Yoga, Adaptive, Meditation, and Raja Yoga teacher.

Swami Priyaananda E-RYT 500, is a senior disciple of Swami Satchidananda with thirty years of experience in the practice of Integral Yoga. She served in the Integral Yoga Health Services division and the Distribution Department at Satchidananda Ashram in CT as well as Executive Secretary and Coordinator of the Living Yoga Training program at the Ashram in VA. Currently, she is Vice President of Office of Spiritual Development and Manager of Satchidananda Archives.

Rowan Raghavan, E-RYT 500, has been teaching Yoga full-time for 18 years and has over 20,000 hours of teaching experience. He has completed Integral Yoga teacher training at the Advanced level and has received additional training in Stress Management and Raja Yoga.  Through exploration and the guidance of inspirational teachers, Raghavan integrates Yoga philosophy into the actual mechanics of movement. Using anatomical orientation as a foundation, Raghavan’s teaching opens a door to the subtle, which enables one’s Yoga practice to take a whole new direction. With guidance, his students develop a quality of movement that embodies reverence.  Yoga holds an important place in Raghavan’s heart, as it continually opens his eyes to many beautiful insights into life, the mind, and relationships. Though his main training has been in Integral Yoga and the teachings of Swami Satchidananda, he has also been deeply inspired by the approach of many modern-day teachers.


Applicants should be regular practitioners of Hatha Yoga for 6 months, preferably one year.  We recommend that all students not trained through Integral Yoga familiarize themselves with the Integral Yoga method of teaching Hatha Yoga by taking at least 10 classes at an Integral Yoga Institute or from an IY teacher.  Information on Integral Yoga teachers in your area can be obtained from the online Teachers Directory at or by contacting the Integral Yoga Teachers Association at 434-969-3121, ext. 177. If live classes are not possible, you may purchase and practice with the DVD Yoga with a Master and/or Integral Yoga Hatha I (2013 version, 2 CD-set) from the Integral Yoga Multimedia Centre, (Shakticom) at Tel: 434-969-1347.  There is also an Integral Yoga Level 1 class available to watch on Youtube at the following URL:


At the end of the course, graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Asanas and Pranayama: Beginning Level. Integral Yoga® is a registered school of the 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 the Yoga professional in the United States.

Integral Yoga will award approximately 200 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. The diet includes simple, deliciously prepared fresh vegetables, whole grains, legumes, tofu, and some dairy. 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 six 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 $3,500.00.  If paid in full by November 01, 2018, the tuition cost is $3,250.  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 (01/05/2019). No other discounts apply to this particular Teacher Training Course.

Financial Aid

Limited partial scholarships are available for students who can demonstrate financial need. Those wanting aid must submit a scholarship application with the training application. Please contact the Teacher Training Administrator for further details and a scholarship application.

To Apply

To submit an electronic application, visit the Teacher Training section of 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 November 15, 2018 to:

Teacher Training 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 December 1, 2018, with full payment enclosed.  After this date, please check with Teacher Training Administration 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.  


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: 139 Sambandam Rd. West, RS Puram, Coimbatore  641002. The phone number is: 91-422-255-6770 or 91-422-254-2651.

Further Information

Please direct questions about the course to the Teacher Training Department at 434.969.3121, ext. 153 or [email protected]  Please direct questions concerning accommodations, travel arrangements and payment to the Ashram Reservation Center (ARC) Tel: 1.800.858.9642 or 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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