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About the 200hrs Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Online Course (Basic to Intermediate Level) ONLINE CERTIFICATION COURSE 

200 Hours Teacher Training Certificate Online course gives yoga practitioners, enthusiasts, and aspiring instructors the chance to deepen their self-knowledge of yoga philosophy and improve on various aspects of their practice. It is an open-level training programme, suitable for those who have never done yoga before as well as those who have put in years of practice. Students also learn the scientifically proven basic series, the curative sequence of Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan and how it is applied to address various ailments.

Through the course, students gain a better understanding of yogs’s origins, history, as well as its philosophy. Students also learn how they may improve on their postures, that they may execute them with accuracy and, later, be able to demonstrate it to others.

Mode of Learning: Online Classes

Our accredited 200hrs  Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course (Basic to Intermediate Level) is designed and taught by highly qualified yoga masters  with years of experience as a full time teachers and practitioners. All the course faculty started learning yoga at the very young age, and are highly qualified in the field of yoga and continue to learn regularly under the direct supervision of Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan.

Our Yoga Teacher Training Courses are open to anyone interested in learning authentic and traditional yoga and have a passion to teach others as a means of spreading Yoga's benefits in both as a therapeutic healing and journey to discovering themselves.

Our Yoga Training Course is specifically designed to be flexible module learning format to allow anyone to take the course in ways that suit them the most.

 Module Learning option:

All our courses have been designed in a way that makes the topics connected but can be learned independently of each other; therefore, there is no pressure to take the full course at once.

You can choose to complete the training in modular format as per your availability and not all in one fixed period. You will be given a two year period to complete all the modules of the Teacher Training course to get certified.

With this format, if you happen to be busy over a certain period, you have the option to choose modules which suits your schedule to complete all the modules of the course over two years.

Course Dates

16 Aug 2021 - 17 Nov 2021
04 Sep 2021 - 10 Dec 2021
03 Oct 2021 - 02 Jan 2022
04 - 28 Oct 2021
12 Oct 2021 - 27 Jan 2022
29 Nov 2021 - 28 Mar 2022
07 Dec 2021 - 29 Mar 2022
11 Dec 2021 - 02 Apr 2022

Course Schedule

Detailed Class Schedule for the upcoming online teacher training batches.


Course Date Classes Class Timings India Standard Time (IST) = GMT+5:30 Detailed Class Schedule
4 July 2021 – 26 September 2021 Sunday 7.30 AM to 10.30 AM & 11.30 AM to 2.30 PM Download here
5 July 2021 – 21 July 2021 Monday to Friday 7 AM to 10 AM & 12 PM to 3 PM Download here
16 August 2021 – 17 November 2021 Monday & Wednesday 4 PM to 7 PM Download here
4 September 2021 – 10 December 2021 Friday & Saturday Friday 4 PM to 7 PM & Saturday 11.30 AM to 3.30 PM Download here
3 October 2021 – 2 January 2022 Sunday 7.30 AM to 10.30 AM & 11.30 AM to 2.30 PM Download here
4 October 2021 – 28 October 2021 Monday to Friday 7 AM to 10 AM & 12 PM to 3 PM Download here
12 October 2021 – 27 January 2022 Tuesday & Thursday 4 PM to 7 PM Download here
29 November 2021 – 28 March 2022 Monday & Wednesday 4 PM to 7 PM Download here
7 December 2021 – 29 March 2022 Tuesday & Thursday 7 AM to 10 AM Download here
11 December 2021  – 2 April 2022 Friday & Saturday Friday 4 PM to 7 PM & Saturday 11.30 AM to 3.30 PM Download here

Please note the schedule for all the classes are in India Standard Time (IST) = GMT+5:30

 How does the 200hrs calculate as per the new standards of Yoga alliance?

Andiappan Yoga does more than the 200hrs requirement as prescribed by Yoga alliance new standards announced in Feb 2020.
We want to make sure every student completing the course is fully equipped to teach a class and are confident with the knowledge they gained from this training. We believe learning yoga  at our school is not merely a certification process but a life changing experience.
Following are the class breakdown for this 200hrs course.
  • Online Theory and Practical –  75 hours
  • Online Recommended Group Practice Classes – 40 hours
  • Online Andiappan Yoga Classes – 60 hours
  • Assignment, Self reading – 15 hours
  • Online Group Discussion and Teaching practice – 6 hours
  • Online Teaching assist and class teaching observation – 15 hours

Total Hours – 211 hrs

 Online Group Practice classes are recommended for the YTT students to keep regular practice before and during the training period and after each class, students can interact with the teachers and ask questions about the practice after each class. Teacher can also give a remark on the YTT attendance sheet and give you guidance on how to improve your yoga practice and teaching skills.

Online Andiappan Yoga Classes: Andiappan Yoga classes as part of the teacher training learning. There are also 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 can bring breakthrough in your yoga journey and boost confidence to share the knowledge with students.

This online 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 start to teach.

Assignment, Self reading : We provide suggested reading list of yoga books, DVDs, journals that give you wider knowledge about various traditions and lineages in yoga.

Group Discussion and Teaching practice – These are preparatory classes and teaching practice classes where you can teach small groups of students and practice teaching before the actual practical assessment class. These are invaluable experience for you to interact with other fellow students and an opportunity to become a part of a yoga community.

Online Teaching assist 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 to observe, assist and teach with the volunteer teachers of Andiappan Yoga Community – AYC (www.yogacommunity.org) one of the largest non profit yoga organisation. You will be also invited to be a volunteer teaching 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.

The details about how to book the online recommended online group classes/ online Andiappan Yoga classes and login details of the online class booking system will be sent to the students once they confirm the admission to the course. To view the group and andiappan yoga class schedule please visit this link . https://iya-asia.com/class-schedule/

Course Syllabus


  • Yogic study of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Yoga History and Philosophy
  • Types of Yoga


  • Practice of Asanas, Mudras, Bandhas, Kriyas, and their Health & Spiritual Benefits
  • Practice of Pranayama and its Health & Spiritual Benefits
  • Introduction to Dharana and Dhyana, and their Practices
  • Lesson Planning, Practice, and Teaching

Module Learning Programme

Busy  professionals now have the option of undergoing yoga teacher training at their own pace and in their own schedule. Available for the first time in Online Yoga Teacher Training Program, Andiappan  Yoga  applies a modular system to all its yoga teacher training programme. This will allow yoga practitioners with busy schedules to enroll only in one (or more) of the series of classes of their choice – without having to complete/commit in the teacher training in one go.

Students will receive an attendance completion letter after completing a module. Those who have completed the total number of modules within a two-year period and have successfully completed the practical assessment and assignment may then obtain the 200hrs  Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course (Basic to Intermediate Level) , which signifies their completion of the entire course.


  • Yoga Introduction (This Module covers the Study of yoga’s history, origin, philosophy, concentration, meditation, and other yogic practices)
  • Yogic Anatomy (This Module covers the basic study of various muscles, bones, joints, systems, and organs)
  • Asana (This Module covers the practice of various poses and understanding its alignment techniques, benefits, and modification for beginners to experienced students)
  • Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, and Kriya (This Module covers the practice and benefits of various breathing techniques, gestures, energy locks and its teaching methods)
  • Teaching Technique, sequencing (This module covers class theming, teaching methods and assisting techniques)

Study materials provided

  • Complimentary access to the yoga video library (www.yogafromtheheart.live) that has all the details of over 500 +  yoga poses and 100 + yoga videos to study and revise the topics.
  • 200 hours Foundation Yoga Practice Manual

Course Faculty

This online course will be taught by the following list of faculty.  Classes are scheduled as per the topics and the availability of teachers.

Dr. Yogananth Andiappan Ph.D
Dr.Lakshmi Andiappan
Yogacharya Vishnu Kumar
Master Raja
Master Mahesh
Master Anurag
Dr. Anjhana Priya (Ayurveda Doctor)
Master Dhiraj

To view the faculty profile, please visit this page

Course Fee

The Course fee for our teacher training program is mentioned below.

Course Duration Course Fee
200 hrs 1,020 USD
75,000 INR

Course Certification and Accreditation


This online course is a collaboration between International Yoga Academy (IYA) Hong Kong and the Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre (AACRC) India.  IYA is accredited by various organisations including the Vedic Wellness University, Florida, USA, Indian Yoga Federation, New Delhi, India and the Yoga Alliance USA.

The International Yoga Academy is also the exclusive community partner of the Andiappan Yoga Community (AYC), a registered NGO that runs yoga programs for the financially disadvantaged, various other special groups such as breast cancer patients, stroke patients and pain patients. Graduates of IYA’s teacher training courses can volunteer for the AYC projects both online and onsite community programs.

The IYA faculty teachers are highly qualified and experienced in the field of yoga teaching and research. Most of the lead teachers hold a PhD, Master of Philosophy and Master Degrees in Yogic Science.  Some faculties of the courses include experienced and qualified Ayurvedic doctors as well as Physiotherapists.

All courses run by the International Yoga Academy meet the highest standards in yoga training and teaching.  IYA pioneered yoga courses in modular format which enable students to complete these courses as per their schedule and requirement.  All our online courses are live stream, interactive and are not pre-recorded.  This is to ensure students have the opportunity to interact with the teachers and to learn each subject thoroughly.

International Yoga Academy is a recognised body of the Indian Yoga Federation.  Through the organization, over five thousand yoga teacher training graduates have been professionally trained and are currently teaching in over fifty countries. This organization has helped bridge the eastern and western philosophy.  IYA and its member organization support research and education in yoga and serves as a professional organization for yoga teachers of all traditions and lineages. For more details please visit www.iya-asia.com

The International Yoga Academy (IYA) offers support of the application process with the Yoga Alliance should you require any assistance.  Graduates from the IYA would be a given a free online listing on the teachers’ directory (https://iya-asia.com/teacher-directory/) with the yoga course(s) completed with IYA.

The International Yoga Academy (IYA) teacher training programmes and team of faculty are internationally accredited, have exclusive recognitions and qualify for the RYT 200, RYT 300, E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Registration.  The school and all its courses are accredited by International Yoga Academy Hong Kong.  We also offer assistance in registering with the Yoga  Alliance and International Yoga Academy after the completion of the course.

The Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training courses around the globe.  Upon completion of this course, students can apply for RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) with yoga alliance by fulfilling the requirements of Yoga Alliance registration standards.  We offer assistance to students interested in applying for a Yoga Alliance Registration after completing a teacher training course.

All graduates of the IYA Teacher Training Program are invited to become a teaching volunteer at the Andiappan Yoga Community where they can continue to learn and obtain teaching experience in the various community projects.  For more details, please visit www.yogacommunity.org

All students who have completed the course will receive an internationally recognised teacher training certification.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  There are many yoga schools and yoga ashrams in India. Why should I enrol in Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre? What sets your school apart?

A: Please read our Heritage in our home page link.


Why should I choose Andiappan Yoga  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 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 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 invoice 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.

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.

Cancellation and Refund

Terms and Conditions

  • All Students must undergo online practical assessment and submit a written assignment in order to complete the course.
  • Fees, once paid, cannot be refunded or transferred.
  • The School reserves the right to change the dates of the training, teaching faculty without prior notice.

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What's Next

What Next? How to Confirm the admission to the course?

  • Students interested in enrolling in the Online Teacher Training Certificate Course may do so by filling up the Online Application Form and by accepting the course terms and conditions.
  • Applications will then be assessed by our Programme Directors. Successful applicants will be informed of their admission within two working days of their application.
  • Students can choose to confirm their admission by making secure online payment or  send a email to onlineyoga@andiappanyoga.comor send a WhatsApp message to +91 6369 780 409 (no calls, whatsapp message only)
  • Your admission is only confirmed when the course fee is fully paid.  If for any unavoidable circumstances if you would like to change to the next available course dates you can do so within 7 days from the course fee payment.
  • We strongly advise students to prepare for the course by reading the suggested reading materials. Students may also begin using their group class sessions as part of their physical, mental, and spiritual warm-up and preparation.

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