Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India


Our Multi-style Yoga Teacher Training course is a combination of active involvement (Yang) and passive awareness (Yin), fitness and witness, where physical practice merges with the subtle, spiritual and divine force of creativity, where activities are meant to support the deep relaxation. In other words, to create a balance between our active and passive energies is the aim of Yoga.


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    India, Dharamsala, Rishikesh


Learn teaching methodology and course certified by Yoga Alliance UK
Daily meditation and yoga classes
Learn yoga philosophy, lifestyle, ethics, yoga anatomy and physiology

Course description

Abhinam Yoga School classifies Ashtanga Vinyasa, Power Yoga and Hatha Vinyasa Yoga as Yang practice and Restorative Yoga with therapeutic/touch or Yoga with props and mindfulness as Yin practice. Hence, our Multi-style Yoga Teacher Training course consists of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Vinyasa, Restorative Yin Yoga combined with relaxation techniques with mindfulness practices such as Vipassana meditation, mantra chanting, Yoga Nidra, deep Yogic sleep or talking to body-mind methods from yogic and tantric traditions.

Who can join?

Anyone who has practiced any style of yoga for a while and has developed an interest to learn more about it or wish to go deeper into the field of Yoga qualifies for this course. The program is designed in such a way that even a beginner with little experience can join it and benefit from it. Participants who do not have any desire to become a yoga teacher but just want to have a life transforming experience with balanced diet, right movement, right sleep, spiritual environment and overall a disciplined yogic life join this course. It’s called teacher training course but it’s meant for sincere students who want to study yoga and out of their deep study and overflowing joy their teaching springs out naturally. Our well trained certified teacher’s team is there to support and facilitate that transformation.

Course syllabus

Abhinam Yoga follows the syllabus set by Yoga Alliance UK for Registered Yoga School (RYS 200) and incorporates training hours in the following modules:

Techniques, training, and practice

  • Learning to observe, master and teach various asanas, their modifications, adjustments, contraindications and how to use props.
  • Theory and Practice of Standing poses, sitting poses, inversions, back bends, arm balances and other postures
  • Study and Practical training of Mantras, Kriyas, Pranayamas and various techniques of Meditation
  • Asana practice is focused on developing the quality of body alignment, observation and sharpening awareness of deeper physiological processes while performing an Asana.

Teaching methodology

  • Learning the art of alignment and hand on adjustment with the help of props
  • Qualities and Conduct of a Teacher while leading a class
  • Conducting Vinyasa Flow led classes with a touch of personal creativity

Anatomy and physiology

  • Learning about the musculoskeletal system with focus on bones, ligaments, origin & insertions of muscles with nerve supply.
  • Basic Overview of the structure and functions (Anatomy and Physiology) of different systems in the human body.
  • Anatomy of Pranayama with focus on Energy Systems, Chakras, Energy Bodies and the Cardiovascular System.
  • Practical Application of Anatomy and Physiology to Yoga Practices

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers

  • Historical background of Traditional Yoga
  • Minimum decency codes for Yoga teachers
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Samadhi and Sadhana (Chapter 1 & 2)
  • Bhagavad Gita – Dhyana Yoga (Chapter 6)
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Kriyas)
  • Meditations from Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Text
  • Ethics mentioned in Yogic Scriptures for Yoga Practitioners and Teachers


  • Practicing in small and big groups under the observation of a teacher
  • Creating and leading a Flow Led class
  • Assisting Lead Trainers, observing and receiving feedback accordingly

Tutorials, assignment, and exam

  • Self- study and submission of assignments on the basis of the lectures and discussions.
  • Practical Exam to assess the students on their learning, practice and teaching during their teacher training course.

About the place

Located in one of the most picturesque locations of Himalayas and endowed with ample beauty, serenity and spirituality, Abhinam Yoga Center at Dharamshala undoubtedly offer the best yoga studio setting for discovering one’s spirituality and learning a yogic way of living.

Accommodation (sharing and non-sharing basis, depending on the number of students) includes hot shower, attached bathrooms and western toilet.


3 yogi meals per day (except Saturdays and Sundays). The food is sattvic, vegetarian, organic and locally sourced. However, you can choose to opt out if you like to be more flexible with food choices.

Things to do

Other activities

Immerse yourself into your practice and improve your overall wellbeing with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Himalayas.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

  • Accommodation at Abhinam Yoga School
  • Study material
  • TTC manual
  • Three yogic meals per day (except Sundays)

What’s not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport pick- up/drop from airport
  • Visa
  • Fees for Yoga Alliance Certification: Students are expected to bear their own certification costs
  • Travel Insurance
  • All services not listed above

Additionnal information

Meeting point

Abhinam Yoga School Dharamkot Village, Dharamsala, India

How to get there

The most convenient way of reaching Dharamsala is via road, with most North Indian cities offering direct bus service to Dharamsala. While journey by train till Kangra station (about 18 km from the city) also allows one to enjoy scenic beauty, it is again completed by a bus or taxi. Flights also operate from Delhi but air travel is not very popular as the nearest airport i.e. Gaggal airport is about 15 km away and flights often get cancelled due to erratic weather conditions.

Airport transfers

We offer pick and drop assistance. But the students need to pay the drive

From Fellow Yogis

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Yoga Styles

  • Ashtanga yoga
  • Hatha yoga
  • Mantra
  • Meditation
  • Nidra yoga
  • Power yoga
  • Pranayama
  • Restorative yoga
  • Vinyasa yoga
  • Yang yoga
  • Yin yoga


  • Chanting
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Guided tour
  • Hiking
  • Mantra


  • Vegetarian meals

Daily Program

Pranayama and Kriya

Morning Asana Practice Class

Theory: yoga philosophy / anatomy and physiology

Lunch, assignment and rest

Workshops on teaching methodology; alignment and adjustment

Evening Asana Practice Class


From an early age Namito has been on his path of yoga, learning from teachers and masters that most only ever read about with awe and reverence. Living and growing up in the state of Bihar, he witnessed Swami Satyananda practicing yoga on one of his visits and was captivated by the ancient allure of yoga. At the age of seven Swami Satyandanda began teaching Namito asana and pranayama practices after discovering his immense ability and potential. From an early age Namito began translating books form English to Hindi and spoke about his ability to witness his mind, watching his thoughts move across the ceiling as he lay on his bed, detachment from his mind a natural ability. Namito began his schooling years at the Krishnamurti boarding school, learning from the enlightened master throughout his early education. Seeing his potential and interest, Krishnamurti suggested that Namito should go and learn from B.K.S Iyengar. Studying with Iyengar personally for a few years, Namito also got opportunity to study with Pattahbi Jois for one year. After this Namito traveled to Norway, where being encouraged by both his father and his master, B.K.S Iyengar, he pursued his medical career and taught Yoga.Throughout this time, he continually came back to India to continue learning from his Master Iyengar, and after living many years abroad in 2010, Namito came back to India to visit his Master Iyengar who asked him to move back to India, start intensive practice and assisting in his medical and therapeutic yoga classes. In 2013, Iyengar directed Namito to start his own yoga school, which is how Abhinam Yoga School was created, first in Dharamkot, and then in Patnem, South Goa. Since 2013, more than 100 people have been graduated as Registered Yoga Teachers with the school. Namito is so happy with how the school is evolving and growing with every year.


Shunyo has been learning and practicing yoga for many years in its various forms like Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha and Shivananda. She studied theology at the Doshisha University in Japan. She has a strong foundation of practice in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow. During her yoga study at Iyengar Institute Pune, India, she developed a strong feeling that yoga is for all types and age group of people. She was fascinated by the various uses of different yoga props and became aware of their significance in teaching yoga to people with physical limitations. Shunyo’s teaching style is a fusion of her experience of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga of Patanjali with Iyengar style and her close contact with nature and meditation. With her serene individuality she motivates her students to approach yoga with humbleness and devotion.


Micha’s passion to help other people is reflected in her very being, not only as a yoga teacher but also a Reiki Master which she says is just “another way of helping people”. She is currently the student coordinator and a guest teacher at Abhinam Yoga School and her days are filled with helping and guiding all of the students that walk through the Yoga schools doors. Having started practicing yoga at the age of 19 she said he “fell in love” with yoga after her very first class and has now been practicing for 10 years. After completing her 200hr Yoga TTC with Namito at Abhinam Yoga’s Goa School, Micha is now continuing her study, working towards the 500hr YTCC with Namito, where she plans to specialize in yoga therapy.




  • Jan Serafim

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    "Jan Serafim"
    Overall I recommend this school for anyone interested in doing an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga TTC. Teachers were very good and the learning obtained from it was very valuable to my growth in the field of yoga. We had plenty of time to practice teaching methodology which in my understanding is so important when you're pursuing a career that involves sharing your knowledge with others. The location is phenomenal. From Yoga Alliance Reviews
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  • Jasmin Metzger

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    I had high expectations as I have been studying yoga before. And I learned more in 200 hrs about Yoga, asanas and teaching than I could ever expect. Although a Yoga teacher always remains a student as well, I feel confident enough now to start teaching yoga without any previous teaching experience. From Yoga Alliance
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  • Michael Schwartz

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    Abhinam Yoga Centre has the ideal surroundings for a beneficial and through training course in the science of yoga. As an aspirant in the yoga path, from day one in the course it felt to me as if my evolution is emerging and I feel gratitude to a simple twist of fate that had directed me to this school, and gave me the opportunity to participate in the 200 hrs YTTC. I will certainly recommend it to all. For myself i hope to continue with this teachings and expand my expertise as a teacher and as a practitioner under the guidance of Abhinam Yoga Centre. Much Love. From Yoga Alliance
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    I really enjoy my TTC. I deepen my practice i was able to learn a lot of alignment and anatomy wish was lacking in my knowledge. It was really intense and some moments got hard to keep the practice on and studying in the same time. I am really happy I did it. From Yoga Alliance
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    I did Some yoga classes with Abhinam Yoga in Dharamkot and the instructors were excellent, so i decided to apply for a 200 hr TTC in Goa (Patnem). In Patnem the atmosphere is rural and simple, peaceful, quite unpolluted. The structure of the course is very clear. Namito's extensive experience and dedication to the practice transcends to the student as soon as you enter at school. He helps the students disconnect from the bodys by encouraging them to bring the awareness to their breath and keep your mind focused. The other teachers also help you understand the alignment of the asana with adjustments that are gentle but deep. They are also always available to answer many extra questions. I will return to learn with them again and I highly recommend this experience to those with a passion for Ashtanga who are looking to improve their practice from beginners to the more experienced Yogis. The food was really fresh and clean. The staff was very professional and friendly. From YogaAlliance Website
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