200 hr Teacher Training in Hatha & Vinyasa  with Bala School of Yoga (Yoga Alliance)

As per Sri Aurobindo: All life is yoga. In this TTC we give utmost importance in making the student to understand what yoga is all about – everything from ancient and modern philosophy to the study of ancient texts and the subtleties of various asanas to be practiced in your own body. Although Asanas and pranayama plays a vital role in modern day yoga, we want our students to understand the holistic nature of yoga. It is only then that we can begin to guide them through teaching methodology, and the art and science of sequencing a practice that is accessible to all.

Our training is suitable for those seeking to become a yoga teacher, for existing yoga teachers who are looking to deepen their knowledge and practice of yoga, or for students who wish to study and understand more about their own practice. Through our shared dedication and collaboration, and your time, energy, and teamwork, we are here to equip you with the tools needed for an abundant and lifelong journey with yoga. Bala Yoga School is a Yoga Alliance Certified School of Yoga, and upon successful completion of our Teacher Training Course (TTC), you will have the opportunity to pursue a global career as an RYT200 (Registered Yoga Teacher).

Overall Learning Objectives of TTC:

  • Learn and understand the fundamental knowledge and 8 limbs of Yoga

  • Different Margas / paths of yoga . Different styles of modern day yoga

  • Hatha and Vinyasa flow of yoga through theory & practice – learning the differences and benefits of each style, and how they are meant to work together.
  • Learn, in-depth, over 40 poses and their benefits, modifications, etc.
  • Learn the basics of Pranayama, the yogic art of breathing.
  • Build and develop your own yoga practice& learn how to teach others with clarity, precisions, and confidence.
  • Learn the importance and use of props.
  • Study ancient and modern day Yogic Philosophy and study of texts (The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Geeta, and more!).
  • Study human anatomy, subtle anatomy, bandhas,mudras,chakras,meditation techniques, pranayama techniques , chanting ,etc
  • Understand different types of students, bodies, needs, climates, and build smart, innovative, and safe sequences for all.
  • Gain practical and hands on experiences in teaching.
  • Gain a lifelong resource for any and all future endeavors while on your yoga journey.

Daily Schedule*:

  • 7 am to 7.30 am – Pranayama / Meditation / Chanting

  • 7.30am to 9.00 am – Asana practice – Hatha / Vinyasa styles

  • 9.00 am to 9.30 am – Auroville farmer breakfast

  • 12.30 – 1.30 pm – optional community lunch

  • 9.30 am – 2.00 pm – Free time

  • 2:00 pm to 5. 30 pm – Yoga Theory, Anatomy or Karma Yoga

  • 5:30 pm- 7.00 pm –Asana practice

  • 7:00 pm – 7.30pm –Self study /Satsang

*Please note : Daily Schedule is subject to change and vary every day . Detailed program will be given every Sunday. Every Sunday is a day off.

Requirements and Pre-Approval:

  • One year minimum on-going and consistent yoga practice.

  • We enroll a maximum of 20 participants per course, and enrollments are on a first come first serve basis.

  • Must be able to attend all hours of contact class, complete all assignments on time, and complete teaching examinations to be certified at the end of the course. Those

  • who are not training to teach are also expected to attend all hours including Karma Yoga for successful completion of the course.

Booking & Cancellation policy :

50 % non refundable advance to reserve a seat through a bank transfer. Balance 50 % on the first day. NO refund of fees even if the student decides to leave the course. We reserve the right of admission of the students. If we find that some students are not to he level of spiritual development, we reserve the right to ask the student to leave and / or withhold the certificate. Each student will be held to a high standard of conduct, demonstrating respect for their peers and maintaining confidentiality throughout and after the course. The cost is Rs. 30000 for guests, 30 % discount Auroville volounteers, Aurovilians & Auroville New Comers. If you need more information and register for this intensive, you can contact directly Bala by phone or Whatsapp (+91 9892699804) or write to serendipity@auroville.org.in. For more information about activities, therapies and events in Serendipity, you can visit our facebook page.

Yoga Teacher Training Timings:

October 6th to November 10th, full day

Information & Registration:

+91 9892699804 (Phone or Whatsapp)

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About the Teacher

Balaganesh Sivaprakasam, shortly Bala, was born in a village very close to Auroville. He is a mechanical engineer turned Yoga teacher. He has a yoga alliance certificated 200 hrs YTTC in Sivananda style of Classical Hatha. Besides Sivananda style, he has been practicing and teaching Ashtanga, Vinyasa and yoga for core and movements. He volunteers in organic permaculture projects in Auroville and in his spare time runs a small NGO for the care of street dogs and learns the Kerala martial art form Kalaripayatu. He has in depth knowledge on Hindu and Tamil culture, Ayurvedic foods and a very broad knowledge on world history.