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👉 Upcoming Course Date : 1 February-12 March 2023 👈

Class timings: Morning 7:00 am to 9:00 am; Evening 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Yoga Protocol Instructor – AYUSH

Medium – English

Location: Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh.

The Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) offered at the Bharat Yoga Vidya Kendra (BYVK) at Madanapalle is a 200-hour half online and half residential module. The objective of the course is to prepare students to teach authentic and traditional knowledge of yoga to people of all age groups across the world.

On successful completion, a ‘Yoga Protocol Instructor’ certificate will be issued jointly by the Yoga Certification Board (YCB) – Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India, and the Bharat Yoga Vidya Kendra.
The course is based on the ancient Gurukula system of India where the teacher and student live in an ashram atmosphere. The students are trained to develop a strong foundation in the comprehensive understanding of yoga, yogic philosophy and traditional yogic practices. It is also an opportunity to explore the ancient yogic wisdom and open oneself up for inner transformation.

The first half of the course will be conducted online through zoom and the second half of the course will be residential at the Satsang foundation campus, Madanapalle. The online classes will be held in the morning and evening, to accommodate people with families and jobs.

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Teaching is through practical, theoretical and interactive method in a safe and supportive learning environment. The program is taught to a small batch of 25 students making it conducive for one-on-one guidance and learning. The staff and the teachers are available throughout the program to support the learning process. The curriculum is extensive and covers a wide range of topics on Yoga.


Bharat Yoga Vidya Kendra is located within the ashram premises of The Satsang Foundation, surrounded by hills in Madanapalle, a small but busy town on the outskirts of Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh.

One gets an opportunity to stay in a serene atmosphere; wake up every morning listening to the chirping of birds, watch sunrises and sunsets, feel the beauty of living a simple and disciplined lifestyle with basic needs, a vegetarian diet and daily practice of yoga and meditation.

The students get to explore nature and sacred places around the ashram.


30+ days course with over 200 hours of training


  • Age limit between 18 to 60 years
  • It is desired that the candidate should have passed 10th standard / secondary school certificate from a recognized board or equivalent
  • The candidate should be in good health condition to go through a month-long intense training
  • Knowledge of English language is mandatory (Written and Spoken)


The course is taught in English. The syllabus comprises an exhaustive list of theory and practical topics. This helps one to gain knowledge about Yoga and become self-confident to share this knowledge with others.

Food & Accommodation

Simple sattvic vegetarian food is provided. The food is served keeping in mind the nutritional requirements for the training. Accommodation is dormitory style with with shared bathroom for men and women separately. Maximum of 5 people per room are allocated.


An email will be sent by BYVK team confirming the participation and to begin travel arrangements. Tickets are to be booked only after receiving this confirmation

Foreign Nationals are required to bring their original passport with a valid visa for India for the full duration of the course. Visa and International traveling arrangements, travel and local transport should be done by students. If you need any assistance, we can share our authorized travel agent info. Contact us for more details.

COVID-19 regulations will apply.

Tentative Daily Schedule

6.30am – 8.00am Yoga Asanas / Pranayama
8.00am – 9.00am Light Breakfast / Break
9.00am – 11.30am Activities / Yoga Philosophy
11.30am – 2.00pm Lunch / Break / Rest
2.00pm – 4.00pm Theory / Activities
4.00pm – 4.30pm Break
4.30pm – 6.30pm Practicals / Discussion
6.30pm – 8.30pm Dinner / Cultural Activities


Attendance at all activities is mandatory. Prior permission is required in case of emergency situations. Changes in the program may occur from time to time.


For Indians: Rs. 60,000/-
For Non-Indians: USD 1800
The fees include:
-Three meals, two beverages per day for the duration of the residential course
-Shared accommodation – Dormitory style
-Two BYVK T-shirts
-Course material


A certificate for ‘Yoga Protocol Instructor’ is issued which is recognized by Yoga Certification Board (YCB) -Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India. This is an internationally recognized certification (Student will bear the Ayush Ministry Certification charges)

A mock exam will be conducted in-house during the training.  Total Marks: 200 (Theory: 60 + Practical: 140)

After completion of the training, it is mandatory that the student takes an online exam for certification. Further details will be provided during the course of the training period.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

1) 75% refund for cancellations 30 days prior to the start date of the program.
2) No refunds for cancellations 15 days before the start date of the course
3) There will be no refunds for a no-show or any withdrawal from the course once it has started.

In case of any emergencies, student may contact the BYVK management for a refund. However, the final decision regarding the refund and % of refund would entirely be up to BYVK’s discretion. Please allow up to 4 weeks for us to process any refund. We reserve the right to revise the terms and conditions of this policy at any time, and at our sole discretion.

For any queries, please email us at bharatyoga@satsang-foundation.org or Call +91 89990 39823

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Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble President of India interacting with the TTC students


This course is structured carefully and brings in a holistic approach comprehensively. The teachers were excellent in their behaviour ,kindness and imparting of knowledge.

Dr Shubha Chetan

This course has been awesome. Sri M’s grace and guidance was evident. Gratitude for organizing this wonderful event.

Pankaj Kakkar

The environment was so conducive for one’s mental and spiritual development. The syllabus for the course was well crafted covering various aspects of yoga in-depth and the teachers were quite adept in handling our questions and concerns. Thank you for showing a new path in my life, the yoga way of my life. Looking forward to be a part of the next level courses and thereby upgrading myself in my journey called life.

Dr Liyakath PA

F A Qs

There are so many yoga schools, how do I know which one to choose?

With the aim of spreading the ancient science of Yoga to all sincere aspirants, Sri M, a living Yogi has founded Bharat Yoga Vidya Kendra. All the teachings and courses are designed carefully and meticulously under Sri M’s supervision and guidance. The students get to experience living in a Gurukula and learn yogic philosophy, texts and practices traditionally and authentically. The TTC is designed to promote the overall development of the students. It focuses on Yogic practices, asanas and Yoga beyond asanas. The batch size is kept small so that each student is given the utmost attention and derives maximum benefit from the course.

As the course progresses, the students experience an increased sense of breath, body and mind awareness. They also understand that Yoga is a way of happier, healthier and harmonious living.

What to expect from the 200hr TTC program?

TTC is a rigorous 200 hr program. The students are trained in the different aspects of Yoga. The course aims to strike a fine balance between the practice of Asanas, pranayama and the understanding of yogic texts and philosophy.
Daily practices comprise asanas, pranayama, performing selfless service through karma yoga, chanting mantras, studying yogic texts and learning some basic Sanskrit. Dedicated time is given for self-practice and self-study
At the end of the course, the students take the Ayush ministry exam to become certified Level 1 Yoga teachers. This certificate is valid internationally to allow students to become Yoga teachers if they so wish.

Will Sri M take any sessions?

Sri M takes a few sessions as per his availability. In these sessions, Sri M takes up ancient Nath texts on Yoga.

Do I have to be physically flexible to join this course?

Being flexible or extremely fit is not a mandatory criterion to join the course. The course is aimed at gradually increasing the physical flexibility and the strength of the students irrespective of their body type or age.
All one needs is a firm resolve and a can-do attitude.

Can I take this training even if I do not intend to be a yoga teacher?

Yes, one can join this program even if one has not decided to become a yoga teacher. However, the option of becoming a yoga teacher is a choice that is given to each student. We encourage the students to take the end of the course exam, in case they decide to start teaching in the future. The certificate issued by the ministry of Ayush is valid for up to 5 years.

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