AYURVEDIC  yoga teacher training

200 Hour Certification Program


This is much more than a yoga teacher training course.  Get ready to immerse yourself in the power of the science and spirituality of yoga, supported by a group of like-minded peers.  Thanks to technology, anyone, anywhere can become a yoga teacher. 

Yoga Veda Institute’s Online YTT brings teachers you trust, with values you can embrace to a high quality, high touch online YTT experience. 

The Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Diploma is a comprehensive 12 month // 450 Hour (virtual) course that includes the following (9) courses offered as a mix of on demand and live intensive classes.  Each class is approximately 50 Hours // 4 Weeks in length with new courses beginning each month.  

These required courses are not necessarily in order, please check our Calendar for up the upcoming courses.

  1. Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Foundations (on demand)

  2. Yogic Philosophy (on demand)

  3. Pranayama Intensive (live web conference)

  4. Ayurvedic Nutrition (on demand)

  5. Meditation Intensive (live web conference)

  6. Yoga Nidra (live web conference)

  7. Prenatal Yoga (on demand)

  8. Post natal & women’s health (on demand)

  9. Spiritual Health & Healing (live web conference) 

In addition to the subject courses – students engage in a weekly virtual classroom support group (live and recorded for later viewing). This class is ongoing and meets weekly for the duration of the program (excluding scheduled school breaks and holidays). 

Our weekly get togethers are taught by a variety of guest teachers, faculty instructors and experts in their field.  Topics may include; 

What is Yoga? Yoga means a union of the mind, body, and spirit with the Divine and while this refers to a certain state of consciousness both individual and Universal, it is also a method to help one reach that goal.


  1. Proper Exercise (Asanas) – Yoga poses help develop a strong, healthy body by enhancing flexibility and improving circulation.

  2. Proper Breathing (Pranayama) – Deep, conscious breathing reduces stress and many diseases.

  3. Proper Relaxation – Helps keep the body from going into overload mode, easing worry and fatigue.

  4. Proper Diet – Eating simple, healthy and vegetarian foods that are easy to digest notably have a positive effect on the mind and body, as well as the environment and other living beings.

  5. Positive Thinking (Vedanta) and Meditation (Dhyana) – These are the true keys to achieving peace of mind and eliminating negativity in our lives.

Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics::

  • Samkhya Philosophy

  • Yoga Sutras in daily practice

  • Bhagavad Gita in daily practice

  • Yamas & Niyamas in depth

  • Concepts of Prakruti & Vikruti

  • Prana, Tejas, Ojas

  • Sattva, Rajas, Tamas (3 Gunas)

  • Pancha Mahabhutas, Gunas (20 Opposing qualities of Ayurveda)

  • Ayurvedic Diet, Lifestyle, Herbs, Branches of Ayurveda

  • Tri-Dosha Theory (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), and their 15 Sub Doshas, their locations, qualities, common disorders

  • Paths of Yoga in depth (Karma, Jnana, Bhakti, Raja)

Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology::

  • Dhatus (bodily systems)

  • Srotasami (bodily channel systems), Anavaha Srotas, Pranavaha Srotas

  • Nadis & Marmas

  • Chakras

  • Agni (digestive fire)

  • Ama (toxins)

  • Mala (waste)

Techniques, Training & Practice::

  • Meditation Instruction, advanced theory & extensive practice

  • Tratak (gazing), Mantra (chanting), Mudra (positioning)

  • Pranayama; Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing), Full Yogic Breath, Kapal Bhati (breath of fire), UjjayiBasic Sivananda Asana Class, Surya Namaskar (sun salutations), Savasana (final relaxation), Opening & Closing Prayers

  • Warm Up Exercises (neck exercises, eye exercises, leg raises)

  • 12 Basic asanas and their variations & application of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy: Sirshasana (headstand), Sarvangasana (shoulder stand), Halasana (plough), Matsyasana (fish), Paschimothanasana (forward bend), Bhujangasana (cobra), Salabhasana (locust), Dhanurasana (bow), Ardha Matsyendrasana (half spinal twist), Kakasana (crow), Mayurasana (peacock), Pada Hasthasana (standing forward bend), Trikonasana (triangle)

  • Savasana (final relaxation)

How You'll Learn
  1. Weekly Satsang Live Classes with Program Director Andy Betancourt
  2. Weekly Spiritual Health & Healing Class
  3. Moving Meditations and Asana Instruction to encourage a dedicated practice (pre-recorded audio only)
  4. Monthly Workshops on a variety of required topics.
  5. Pre-Recorded Modules included in YTT Curriculum.
  6. Lesson Recordings in case you miss a class
  7. Exclusive Online {Members Only} Student Portal
  8. Audio Lectures & Presentation Slides
  9. PDF Resources, Lecture Notes & Bonus Resources
  10. Workbooks {Download}
  11. Weekly Discussions inside our Private Community
  12. A Supportive Community Alumni
  13. Ongoing Career Support
Time Commitment

Each term is 10 lessons, approximately 11 Weeks in length.  There are 4 terms offered each year.

Students complete the full program in 12 Months.


There is no-prerequisite knowledge to join this program.


Yoga Veda Institute’s Online 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program.  Upon successful completion students may register with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher level.

Class Schedule

Web Conference Classes are offered both Live and Recorded for later viewing.  Classes are scheduled at times that can best accommodate all students enrolled in each module.  Please check the Course Catalog for specific class dates.


Click here to download the Course Catalog and view the full class calendar by term.

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60 Day Risk-Free Grace Period
Attend ALL classes, submit required homework assignments and participate fully in the program and if you find that the program is not a good fit, you can request to receive a full refund of balance paid within the 60 day grace period.  After the 60 day grace period no refunds will be offered, however there is no penalty if you wish to withdraw from the program. Certificates will not be issued until tuition is paid in full.


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Student Conduct & Expectations

Above and beyond all subject matter in this program, this is a lifestyle dedicated to mindful, conscious and compassionate living. We expect these primary principles to be applied to all aspects of the students’ learning experience inside and outside of the classroom.

Due to the nature of the subject of this course and to the high regard we put on living with integrity, honesty, truthfulness and compassion, Yoga Veda Institute expects students to understand and maintain high standards of academic integrity. Breaches of academic integrity are subject to review by the Admin Board and may be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including requirement to withdraw from the School and suspension of registration privileges or revocation of certification.

Students are expected to conduct themselves responsibly, honestly, and with due consideration for others while enrolled at Yoga Veda Institute as well as in all of their interactions and communications with members of the Yoga Veda community. 

Students are expected to take personal responsibility for their own assignment submissions and tracking, knowing class dates and times of class, understanding their personal track program, and requesting curriculum updates as needed.  Yoga Veda Institute expects students to be active and engaged participants. Students registered in a course must attend all classes and participate online, take all exams, and complete all coursework on time.

Students are expected to treat web-conference class meetings as if attending class on campus, which includes behaving professionally, treating others with courtesy and respect, refraining from using profanity or socially offensive language, wearing appropriate clothing, and avoiding inappropriate surroundings. 

Students are required to have and use a camera and microphone when attending web-conference class meetings unless otherwise specified by the instructor.

Students may not join a class while driving or riding in a car. Students are expected to join from a suitable, quiet location, with a device that permits full participation in the class activities. Many courses include activities that cannot adequately be performed on a mobile device. 

Still Have Questions?

Yoga Veda Institute staff take great care to provide students with information and advice on courses, degrees, and policies. We want you to succeed in your academic and professional goals, so we strive to be accurate at all times. However, in the event that there is a discrepancy between written and/or oral staff communications and this website, please contact us so we can clarify right away. We encourage you to regularly review the website and to take ownership of your educational journey by familiarizing yourself with relevant policies, which may change.

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