100hrs Pranayama and Meditation Teacher Training Certificate Online Course – Online Learning Mode - Online

Q:  There are many yoga schools offering Online Yoga Classes and Courses . Why should I enrol in International Yoga Accademy’s Courses? What sets your online course apart?

A: Please read our About us page to know more about our School. Also a point to note is 100% of all our teacher training classes are live and interactive and not pre recorded.


Q: Do I need to complete any other basic teacher training programs such as the foundation teacher training?

As this training covers the basics of pranayama (Breathing Techniques) and meditation it does not require any prior yoga certifications. However, if you plan to teach a comprehensive yoga session that includes asanas (poses) and other practices such as kriyas and mudras it’s always better to further your knowledge with a 200hrs foundation teacher training program that we also offer.


Q: Why Meditate and what are the benefits?

As the goal of meditation is different from individual to individual, one of the most common benefits which are backed by scientific studies show reduced stress for those who meditate regularly.

For as short as ten to fifteen minutes of meditation a day is enough for a person to feel more positive and physically and mentally relaxed, and practicing it regularly could transform one’s life. Meditation helps one to calm the mind.

Through better control, one is able to consciously calm the mind and its emotional pattern and learn how it processes new information.

Calming one’s mind has a positive impact on every aspect of one’s life: one’s emotional health and self-esteem, stress levels, work performance, discipline, relationships, overall happiness and physical health.


Q: Why should I choose International Yoga Academy to learn online? 

The method of learning has changed over the years. From being confined to the four walls of a physical studio to the freedom and enjoyment of learning a course online especially during the current challenging times.  From professionals to students, online learning has become the go to method of learning whether it is school, new courses, languages and even university degrees can now be learnt online.

Our highly experienced and qualified Yoga teachers with over fifteen years of teaching experience designed this online course to ensure a thorough learning experience.

Our goal in designing this course was to ensure that the students taking this course would experience it as more than just a means to earn another certificate of completion, but rather as a life-changing experience. With the help of our teachers and the feedback received from our past students, we have structured the Teacher Training Course in modules to enhance your learning experience.

The modules are designed to ensure that you understand all the basic poses and integrate them into the more advanced techniques. As long as you have had some experience with yoga practice in the past, you will have no problem learning and understanding the subjects taught in the modules.

All the classes are conducted as live interactive sessions in which students can interact with the instructor and ask questions when something is unclear. To ensure that students are prepared for every class, they are given study notes before every session.

Everything from the Course content, recommended group class hours to the assessment process are all completed online, after which a certificate is awarded following the assignment review.


Q:   I have been practicing yoga for only three months. Am I eligible to enroll in your online teacher training courses?

A:   Yes you may, with the exception of our  Intermediate to Advance Level course where we require students to have had at least 6 months of regular yoga practice. Otherwise, the rest of our teacher training courses are open to students of all levels. These courses offer great foundational knowledge of yoga, particularly yoga philosophy, theories,  basic practices, and teaching methods.


Q:  Is there a fee I need to pay to confirm my enrollment?

A: Yes, you need to pay a 100% non-refundable deposit to confirm your enrollment. Once the admission is confirmed, the payment cannot be refunded or transferred.


Q: What are the recommended group yoga classes (15) that I see in the course break down hours?

These are classes we recommend you to attend at your own schedule during the course study period. These classes will give you good exposure in learning various styles, various levels with various teachers. These are very good opportunities to interact with the teachers After each class the teacher will give you a recommendation to improve your practice. You will also attend these classes online at your own schedule. The classes you can choose are listed in this page https://iya-asia.com/class-schedule/   you will receive the online login details to book and attend the classes after confirming your admission. 


Q: What are Andiappan Yoga Classes that I see in the course break down hours?

All YTT students can attend 15 Andiappan Yoga classes (2hrs each) as part of the teacher training learning. There are also exclusive Andiappan Yoga classes conducted for ongoing YTT students where they get to interact with the teachers and ask questions from the syllabus about their practice and improve on their limitations.This class will equip students with the knowledge to develop a sequence for self-practice which they can do at home or while traveling. The ability to put together a sequence to meet one’s goals while taking into consideration one’s limitations will be very important when one starts to teach. The booking for these classes are also the same as the other group classes. 


Q: What is community teaching and assisting classes that I see in the course break down hours?

Teaching assistance and class teaching observation – Yoga teaching is not complete if it is not shared with all those who are in real need of its benefits . Come observe, assist and teach with the volunteer teachers of Andiappan Yoga Community – AYC (www.yogacommunity.org) one of the largest non profit yoga organisation in HK. You will be also invited to be a volunteer teacher after the graduation of the course.

** Group Practice classes, Andiappan Yoga Classes:, Teaching assist and class teaching observation can be also attended through online classes.


Q:  What does the course fee include?

The Online Learning Mode Option course Fee  Includes

1) Registration Fee
2) Course Manuals and Notes
3) Recommended online group classes
4) Online Andiappan Yoga Classes
5) Examination and Assessment
6) Certification.


Q:  How long does it take between the time I apply for a course and the time I can confirm my enrollment?

A: Admissions to our courses begin three months prior to their start dates. Because we admit only limited students per course for efficient learning, slots will get filled up quickly. We recommend that you fill up your application online as soon as we have available courses, and make your payment confirmation as soon as we have confirmed your application, usually within three-five days of your application.


Q:  What if I decide to change my course date to another batch; are there any charges?

A: Change of Batch request:  Course fee once paid and admission confirmed, if student cannot attend the course he/she enrolled, the student can apply  for change of batch with a valid reason and supporting documents . The request must be made before the start of the class. The new batch requested for transfer should fall within six months from the original batch date.  The batch transfer can be done only once.


Q: How can you ensure that the students coming out of this online learning are qualified to teach, and is it possible to learn everything online?

A: There is more to becoming a teacher than just learning. You need some qualities to teach yoga regardless of how you have learned. They are:

  1. Keen interest and open-mindedness
  2. Regular practice
  3. Willingness to read extensively
  4. Desire to teach others to develop one’s self
  5. The knowledge that learning yoga never stops

Note that while this training gives in-depth knowledge about yoga, learning never truly ends.


Q:  How does one prepare for your teacher training courses?

A:  We highly recommend you confirm your registration at least one month before the course’s start date by paying  the course fee in order to secure your slot.

We also recommend that you get a head start on our required reading materials by purchasing the materials through our online store and reading them before you embark on the training. This isn’t a requirement, but doing so will give you an idea of what to expect, preparing you better mentally and physically as you anticipate full immersion in the training.


Q: What is your professional advice to me on how to make the best of the teacher training program?

Keep an open mind learning approach during the training. Learn the positives from teachers of different lineage and learn to apply the techniques in your practice first and give time to reflect. Don’t judge the teaching approach just by doing once or twice.

Start your recommended online group practice and online Andiappan yoga classes as early as possible and keep it regular. Don’t wait until the last minute and rush to finish the classes. These are really good opportunities to interact with the teachers and learn more with the teacher’s guidance.

Although asanas are most people’s major focus in practice of yoga, learn to balance your practice by attending breathing focused classes and meditation classes regularly.

As you know when students become too dependent on group classes, they may not be able to  practice yoga without relying on the physical presence of the teacher.  It’s important to keep a self practice for at-least a  minimum of 15 minutes every day. Listen to the body and practice accordingly.

We also recommend taking a few online private lessons with one of the faculty teachers. This will give you a deeper learning process as every student is unique in learning the techniques as per their limitations. During the private class the teacher can explain your limitations and how to adapt your practice accordingly and see consistent progress in your yoga journey.


Q:  Can you issue me an admission confirmation letter so I could apply for permission in my work?

A:  Once you have confirmed your admission with payment we will issue the payment receipt with the details of the admission to the course.


Q:  Is your school accredited by Yoga Alliance USA? Can I apply for a Yoga Alliance Registration upon completion of my course?

A:  All our teacher training programs are registered with Yoga Alliance USA, and yes, students may apply for registration upon completion of the course. However, successful course completion requires submitting an assignment, which is scheduled at the end of every training period. Students who qualify are then granted a Course Graduation Certificate, which is registered with Yoga Alliance USA (RYS 200,300 & 500 and ERYT 500), as well as Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre and the International Yoga Academy. Only then, upon receipt of the Certificate, can students register with Yoga Alliance through our assistance.


Q:  Am I still eligible to take your training courses although I’m suffering from an injury?

A: Yes, you are. When you fill up our online application form, there is a field where you are asked to mention your injuries and health conditions. Please be accurate and as detailed as possible, so that our faculty may know how to address your injury and teach you the right postural modifications, as well as some yoga therapy techniques. You will also learn how to address and prevent common injuries in yoga practice.


Q:  Whom shall I contact for more information?

A: Email us at onlineyoga@iya-asia.com or WhatsApp our Course Coordinator, at  +91 6369 780 409 (messages only and no calls).


Q: Apart from the Teacher Training classes, what other learning support do I have during this training period? 

A: Throughout the study of this course, students will be given access to over 200 classes of yoga practice videos focusing on various yoga styles with different levels of difficulty, with various teachers.

There are also references to over 1000 yoga asanas/poses.   The library gives access to databases with complete details of every pose.  The archive is updated often which ensures our students have access to up to date information.

The library of videos provided with this course serves as an invaluable resource that allows our student to learn on their own time and develop a deeper knowledge of yoga and its practice.


Q: What opportunity does your school provide after the completion of the online course. 

  • As a YTT graduate, you will be invited to become a volunteer teacher in the  Andiappan yoga community (www.yogacommunity.org) to teach, assist, and organise classes both online and at the venue community classes.
  • If you  have been volunteering for community projects regularly, you will be eligible to apply for a scholarship where we provide up to 50% course fee remission.
  • You also have access to training videos on how to teach and sequence for various conditions as per the students limitation in our yoga community volunteer administrative page.
  • You will receive a teacher profile page https://iya-asia.com/teacher-directory/  with all your qualifications listed in our school’s website where people can search your profile and contact you for classes in your area.
  • You will be entitled for a free PDF subscription of Asana – International Yoga journal where you will get updates on latest news, updates on yoga development and articles written by eminent yoga professionals.
  • You can also share your yoga learning, teaching experience by writing yoga articles in the asanajournal.com where it will be shared to the yoga community,
  • As a past YTT graduate, you are eligible for a discount in the course fee of other teacher training programs offered by our academy to deepen your yoga journey.
  • We make sure our graduates are updated with the latest research and development in yoga with regular newsletters sent.