At Ashtanga Yoga Mysore we believe that yoga is not a mere keep-fit device. Asanas and Pranayama are no doubt a good means for achieving a perfect physiological condition. But these surely are not the be-all and end-all of yoga. Keeping this in mind we have designed our course giving equal importance to other parts of the course like Philosophy, Meditation, Anatomy and the Art of teaching.
Two hours of intensive asanas practice along with two more hours of adjustments & teaching sessions everyday provides students an opportunity to enhance their understanding of asanas and teaching skills. All asanas classes are led except on Saturdays when Mysore Style is done allowing students to explore their strengths on their own under the supervision of a teacher.
This comprehensive 200 Hour Teacher Training course is taught by a team of spiritual gurus with many years of practice in their respective fields. After completing the course successfully you will be able to teach Ashtanga Yoga or Hatha Yoga depending on the course which you have enrolled into to beginners or yoga practitioners. Certification provided by Ashtanga Yoga Mysore at the end of the course is approved by Yoga Alliance.
Accommodation provided by us is on a single room occupancy (Twin Sharing) basis, We also have limited number of Single Rooms charged additional.
The rooms are Spacious, Clean and Comfortable and is located in Very quiet neighborhood.
Common / Attached Bath with Geyser & Shower.
Free Wi-Fi access in the school.
Laundry Services & 24 Hours Doctor on call.
Yoga Alliance - Registered Yoga School
Registered Yoga Schools:Yoga schools registered with Yoga Alliance acknowledges that the training program meets standards for curriculum developed by Yoga Alliance and that training is conducted by qualified instructors.
Faculty of RYSs must meet the criteria below:
Primary E-RYT®s:Yoga Alliance standards require a minimum number of contact hours be taught by your Primary E-RYTs. These teachers must be E-RYTs; E-RYT 200s for RYS 200s. For a RYS 200 you may have a maximum of two Primary E-RYTs.
The faculty team at Ashtanga Yoga Mysore comprises of more than 10 well experienced teachers who are extremely passionate about what they do. They bring with them decades of experience in Yoga & spirituality.
Yogacharya Bhupati was born and raised in Mysore. He started practicing yoga at the age of 13 and continuing with his prime interest etched in Ashtanga Yoga, he has been imparting his knowledge and skill of the subject to those willing to imbibe yoga as a lifestyle. At the institute, he manifests his teachings in the form of Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation. Yogacharya Bhupati also propagates and shares his knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga through yoga workshops held in India & Internationally.
Prior to joining Ashtanga Yoga Mysore in 2005, Yogacharya Bhupati sharpened his adeptness of the form under the guidance of Malladihalli Raghavendra Swamiji, for about 8 years. He also owes five years of his life to the teachings of BNS Iyengar.
Teaching Style: Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Therapy
Yogacharya Swami Rama
Yogacharya Swami Rama has been teaching yoga for over 23 years, a number that certainly reflects the extensive experience that he comes within the field of practice. Yogacharya Rama has led his disciples into performing some of the most difficult of Asanas with absolute ease. During his learning phase he was guided by names like Yoga Shiromani BNS Iyengar.
He is an accomplished teacher whose knowledge allows him to approach his students’ bodies with a degree of insight and sensitivity. often successfully embody the challenging but often eventually nurturing atmosphere at Ashtanga Yoga Mysore. To his string of degrees and honors pertaining to Ashtanga Yoga, he has conducted more than 50 Teacher Training Courses, over 1100 Asanas adjustment workshops and he is also a lifetime member of Mysore Yoga Association.
Teaching Style: Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Yogacharya Prakash Iyengar
Yogacharya Prakash Iyengar a student of senior Yoga exponent Yogacharya BNS Iyengar has devoted himself to teaching yoga for over two decades. He has won several state awards for his contribution to the field of Yoga. He also served as the President of Mysore Yoga Society for many years.
Teaching Style: Hatha Yoga Advanced level, Ashtanga Yoga.
Guru Sarvananda Dasa
Sri Sarvananda Dasa has been teaching yoga philosophy at Ashtanga Yoga Mysore for quite a long time now, to be considered a significant part of the family. He shares his knowledge of various religious and spiritual texts with his disciples in a manner that they are able to enjoy every bit of their daily lessons.
With his devotion placed in the heart of the Bhagavad Gita and Indian Philosophy like Veda and Upanishads, plus, an exceptional experience of ten years of teaching the same, Sri Sarvananda Dasa is one of the most learned faculties at Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Institute.
Teaching Area: Bhagavad Gita Philosophy, Yoga Philosophy
Dr. Mallika is extremely compassionate towards her profession that involves holistic healing. At Ashtanga Yoga Mysore, she brings her experience in Patanjali Sutras to the practice of medicine.
Apart from her 25 years of experience as a practicing doctor in Ayurveda, she also holds the credit of having taught Philosophy for the past 15 years. Her fields of interest include Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, and Ayurveda, which she has been nurturing alongside. Her keen interest in reading and teaching makes her a coveted asset at the institute.
Teaching Area: Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Yoga Philosophy.
With a teaching and diagnostics specialization in which Dr. Shamasundar holds 28 years of experience, the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore institute is humbled to have him in the list of faculties. His qualifications include BSc, MBBS, MS, MISP, FABP (PhD); and, his areas of interest are Anatomy & Physiology, Plastination and Pediatric surgery. With his knowledge and experience he is currently employed as the Dean, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences. JSS Medical college Mysore.
Dr Shamasundar brings his unique style and ability to make things simple to the yoga world. Because of his passion and desire to share the human body with everyone, he delivers this complex and sometimes frustrating topic in a way that is very accessible and understandable to yoga practitioners.
Teaching Area: Yoga Anatomy
A learned and skilled doctor, who believes in the miraculous healing power of Ayurveda medicine, Dr. Jayaraj brings to the group innovative solutions to health problems. Having obtained his MD in Ayurveda, Dr. Jayaraj has been teaching as well as practicing diagnostics for more than 2 years now, at Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Institute.
He is employed as a Professor at the Kayachikitsa Department, Dr. Jayaraj imbibes the secrets of Kayachikitsa, Panchakarma, Yoga Anatomy, Yogic Diet, in Ayurvedic healing.
Teaching Area: Ashtanga Ayurveda, Panchakarma, Kayachikitsa
Worked as a corporate trainer for Infosys Mysore, Nisha Gohri has a teaching/training experience of 8 years. Being a believer in the power of motivation and self-improvement, Nisha brings her learning to the fields of Stress management, Body language and French language. Her academic qualifications include MSc. in Management, UK, MBA (HR and Marketing).
Teaching Area: Work Ethics & Teaching Skills
Mr. Sunil Kumar is currently employed as the coordinator and program director at Ashtanga Yoga Mysore. Born in Mysore and having spent some years of his life in England as well as other parts of Europe, he brings a mix of values to the study of Yoga, which he propagates through his conception, the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore. To list some of his academic qualifications of Mr. Sunil Kumar includes RYT-200, Masters in Engineering, UK. His unending love for Yoga, Meditation & Philosophy propels him to better the practices at Ashtanga Yoga Mysore.
Work Area: Coordination
Introduced to the various forms of yoga 8 years back, Yogacharya Vishnu holds a University Diploma in Yoga along with Advanced Practice Level-1 Certification. Thanks to his birth in the land of Mysore, the field of Yoga has one of the most efficient teachers of the art teaching at the Ashtanga Mysore Yoga institute. Having himself experienced the many benefits of Yoga, which he believes become visible in a time of a year, if the practice is regular, he placed his intent in propagating the magical healing practices of the art. Today, he has taught over 200 Teacher Training students at Ashtanga Yoga Mysore. He brings to the institute, his knowledge of various forms of yoga including Yoga Nidra, Ajapa-Japa Meditation, Antara Mouna Meditation, Yoga Therapy and Kriyas. His profound knowledge and passion for teaching yoga has been admired by Sri BKS Iyengar and Sri BNS Iyengar.
Teaching Area:Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Therapy
As a meditation guru, Shri Chandrashekar guides people who are willing to learn the art of concentration and meditation, to learn step-by-step how to move towards the state of dhyana. With his contributions in the arena of Spiritual Science and his profound knowledge about the practice, he is able to answer most of the questions that disciples seek answers for, pertaining to life and life sciences. In his sessions, one can learn some of the most interesting aspects of meditation like Energy Body, Third Eye, Astral Travel, Pyramid and many more. A Spiritual Reality DVD that is a part of his sessions is a 60 Minutes DVD on Meditation created by the Meditation Guru and has sold more than a million copies worldwide.
Teaching Area: Meditation
The store of information that Astrology holds safely in its complex study, has been a subject of interest since childhood for Dr. Jamunarani. However, in an arena like astrology, learning and interest is of little consequence unless one is blessed to be destined to unravel the hidden knowledge that the trilogy holds. Undoubtedly, Dr. Jamunarani is blessed. Her passion for the subject led her to complete her PHD in Astrology. She also holds an MSc in Sanskrit. Adding to her creativity is her interest in dancing and painting. She has given several performances in the city and elsewhere. Her total teaching experience till date is around 18 years; and, subjects of interest include Astrology, Indian Classical Dance, Sanskrit studies, Indian Mythological Paintings.
Ashtanga Yoga Mysore, India was a special and unique experience. With a great location and friendly support, all of our needs and questions were answered promptly and with great care. We loved how the teacher walked us through a revealing perspective of the sutras and asanas in an encouraging and exciting way. Our practice has now deepened to a whole new meaning yet has also become more fun and playful. Sunil and Guruji always went out of their way make sure we had an unforgettable month. We are so happy and grateful to be part of the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore family !.
Michael and Alexandra
Canada and Australia.
It was confusing to select a good, traditional Ashtanga school as there are so many new ones in Mysore, India. But I was glad to get trained under Guruji who brought the best out of me and I'd like to do an advanced course with him soon. The Philosophy class was absolutely wonderful. It's a complete Training program where students are also taught soft skills to improve there teaching.
Gemma Atkinson, Yoga Instructor
It was an absolute pleasure meeting all the teachers at Ashtanga Yoga Mysore. I honestly feel more improved in both practise and teaching asthanga yoga primary series. The knowledge, energy and sense of humor of teachers are a treat. Bless.
I have progressed a lot in my yoga practice during this week, thanks to personalized classes with Edna. It was also very nice to have a room for yourself, a kitchen, and hot water, after being on the road for a while. When you are doing just a week here the theory classes are not something you have to do, but you are welcome to join. The food you get two times a day are very tasty and its nice to try homemade Indian food. The area we live in is nice and quiet. The city tour was well organized and we saw a lot of beautiful things.
Dear Mr. Bhupati, I am Lana from Russia and it was an amazing gift from god having you as our teacher. What a great person you are! Knowledgeable, Funny, Organized and just excellent all around. 10 / 10 absolutely first rate.
To begin with, we really liked our course at Ashtanga Yoga Mysore. The energy we got in the class and the way we were motivated was commendable. The Ashtanga Vinyasa Classes made us enjoy and apperciate the practice more than we expected. The classes were dynamic and the teacher always made sure that we work within our limits and not injure ourselves. The way you emphasised on concentrating on the core, bandhas and ujjai breathing made the poses we got into more effective and easier. Last but not the least your sense of humor was wonderful. Overall, it was an amazing and worthy experience to learn the practice at Ashtanga Yoga Mysore. "Life is a journey not a destination." Hope our paths cross again in life.
Anna and Raj
Russia and India.
Dear Bhupati, I am glad to do this course with you as our asana teacher. Honestly your presence alone is amazing, your energy is beautiful and your way of teaching is simply great. You know how to motivate students and you are knowledgeable. I hope to see you again when I come back.
The asanas teacher was amazing and created a good atmosphere in the class. He answered all my questions, his corrections were great and in adjustment class we learned a lot. Thank you. Hope to get a one on one with you next time.
I really enjoyed my time here on the course and feel I have learnt and achieved a lot in the four weeks. The course excels in Philosophy and Anatomy in both content and teachers, very enjoyable, inspiring and informative. I feel I have been very well looked after by Sunil.
My conclusions about the course, in general are positive. I have realized about the big tree of yoga and all the knowledge in this ancestral wisdom. A lot of aspects of this knowledge has come to me by the teachers. Many doors are open now to me and I understand how the yoga must be. Also I understand energies like maya for ex., and how to fight against these things which are always around us. I got my goals which makes me very happy.
Overall the course was good and I am quite benifited with it, especially with Ashtanga practice. Yoga Philosophy with Prabhu and Anatomy with Dr. Sham were equally good.
I had an amazing time during this training. I found that all of our teachers were incredibly knowledgeable and were able to express their talents in a coherent way. Thank you for the experience.
It was lovely being here. I will cherish the moments. Added to it was my batch mates coz of them the journey was much more easy and fun. Miss you all :( Love you guys :) Mel, Loi, Chanel may be for a day Steve. I will miss all my teachers especially Bhupati everyday have to get up early for a 2 hour yoga session. Finally I miss this shala.
Fue una experiencia maravillosa! los profesores son todos profesionales en su materia, nos llenaron de muchiiiisimo conocimiento y energias, y plantaron la semilla para seguir estudiando mas alla de las posturas. Nos enseñaron que yoga va mucho mas alla de lo fisico. El trato es maravilloso y estuvieron (y aun lo estan) dispuestos a responder todas nuestras dudas sobre yoga, y tambien personales. Solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento para Sunil, mis compañeros de clase y todo el staff!.
Ileana Castro Luque
Hallo, ich bin Job, Ich komme aus die Niederlanden. Bitte entschuldigen Sie Mich fȕr mein schlimmes gefȕhl der Deutsche sprache. Sie haben mich gefragt etwas im Deutsch und Niederlandisch zum erzȁhlen und uberzetsen ȕber die Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Mysore TTC. Es war mein ersten intensiven yoga erlebnis. Und diesen monat war wirklich anstrengend fȕr mein geistige und kȍrperliche wohlbefinden. Das bijsonderes diesem TTC is nicht nȕr die Qualitȁt der Lehrer, aber auch die Eimalige gelegenheit mehr ȕber die Geschichte von Patanjali und ihre yoga sutras, die Philosophie und die Anatomie des Kȍrpers in bezug auf yoga heraus zum finden. Ich empfele jedem person zur Teilnahme an diesem Kurs. Gruss
You will definitely deepen your backends, headstands and jump back... Actually you will go further than that and acknowledge a deep understanding of each postures. The yoga teachers are extremely good, and perfectionist. I came back transformed and motivated to go deeper. The philosophy, will also enrich your practice. It is better than I do not tell you all, and leave space for your adventure and imagination.
Un grand merci a Sunil et a son equipe de professeurs experimentes, des gens formidables qui ont change ma vie. Merci de tout mon coeur! si Ram, our Asanas Adjustments teacher, un profesionist, cu o inima de aur si cu un simt al umorului care ne-a ajutat sa trecem cu bine peste dificultati. Smile! Aceasta certificare valoreaza pentru mine mai mult decat un document de recunoastere a unei formari, este la fel de importanta ca orice pas / succes in cariera mea de 32 de ani in educatie.