Advanced Diploma in Yoga (300 Hours)

300 hour yoga teacher training is designed based on Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga and organized by Arunayoga, soon to be registered with Yoga Alliance, USA as RYS200 & 300. This is an intensive Yoga course designed for Yoga Teachers to be designated as – ERYT 500. 

One reason why you would want to do the 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training is simply because you have discovered one layer of Yoga after your 200 hour YTT and would like to know what lies beneath the surface. Yoga is a science that has unending possibilities because the more you scratch the more enlightenment you receive and you realize that it is you who holds the key to living a fulfilled life. The second and more practical aspect for you to take up this course is that you will gain more experience of Yoga so you can become a more experienced and knowledgeable Yoga teacher.

Daily Schedule:

In keeping with the requirements of our affiliated Universities and Yoga Alliance – USA, 300-hour YTT program follows a tight schedule where almost each of the 7 to 8 training hours in the day are assigned to some aspect of yoga. You could find the training intensive but enlightening. Depending on the season, our mornings usually begin as early as 5:30 a.m. with meditation followed by yoga postures and classes or lectures in relevant subjects mentioned in the curriculum. Chanting and pranayama are also part of the schedule. During training you are provided with two yoga meals and fruit refreshments. Daily written homework is also the norm as that is how you will gain in-depth knowledge of the subject. Sleeping early is encouraged as that is part of yogic practice.

Monday to Friday

05:30 am  – Wake Up
06:00 am  – Warm water
06:15 am   – Shatkarma/Yogic cleansing
06:30 am   – Pranayama and Chanting
07:30 am   – Yoga Therapy | Yoga Asana
09:00 am   – Breakfast
10:30 am    – Yoga Therapy
11:30 am     – Yoga Philosophy
12:30 pm    – Lunch
03:30 pm   – Yoga Anatomy
04:30 pm  – Yoga Breathing | Yoga Nidra
05:00 pm  – Hatha/Ashtanga Yoga Asana
06:45 pm  – Pranayama | Meditation
07:15 pm   – Dinner
10:45 pm  – Lights Out


05:30 am  – Wake Up
06:00 am  – Warm water
06:15 am   – Shatkarma/Yogic cleansing
06:30 am   – Pranayama and Chanting
07:30 am   – Yoga Therapy | Yoga Asana
09:00 am   – Breakfast
10:30 am    – Recrearion/Movie
12:30 pm    – Lunch
03:30 pm   – Special Topics and Week-in-Review Feedback
04:30 pm   – Special Asana Class
07:15 pm    – Dinner
10:45 pm    – Lights Out

Techniques and practice make the bulk of the training as a minimum of 50 hours is allotted to that. Teaching Methodology takes up 5 hours while 15 hours go to learning anatomy and physiology to gain deeper knowledge to build on the 200 hours course completed. You need to devote 30 hours to philosophy and ethical conduct. 30 hours for practicum with a minimum of 5 Contact Hours actively practice teaching as the lead instructor and the rest of the hours to be spend in electives.

Yoga Therapy:
Yoga asanas can help with the recovery and management of many common diseases and disorders. This class will provide students with an introduction to the anatomy and pathology of common health issues that diet, asana, and pranayama practice can ameliorate.

Yogic postures comprise three hours of the daily schedule. Morning asana classes focus on those asanas related to yoga therapy, whereas evening asanas provide students a class model they will later teach to 200 hour TTC students. From the third week, students will begin practicing a modified Ashtanga Yoga sequence.

Yoga Anatomy:
Students will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen their classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asana. Philosophy: This class will prepare students to read and understand Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Each Friday, students will lead a discussion reflecting on the week’s readings. Before class, students should write down one question on a notecard directly related to the day’s reading and give this to the teacher at the start of class.

Pranayama, Yogic Breathing, Yoga Nidra & Chanting: Students will learn techniques to open vital energy centers in the body with a goal of becoming proficient enough to teach these skills to their students. Practical teaching experience will begin from the second week.

  • Assessments will be based on written as well as practical evaluation.

  • Student conduct will be a part of the assessment criterion.

  • Evaluation will be carried out only for those students who have a minimum of 90% attendance.

  • Arunayoga adopts the ancient approach to yoga to inculcate in each student the wisdom that yoga manifests. Teaching and learning is therefore designed in such a way that ethical practices are ingrained automatically in the students at Arunayoga. 

  • The day begins with the daily regimen (Dinacharya) and ancient code of conduct. Activities are planned according to seasonal code of conduct (Rutucharya). The concept of behavior chemistry(Aachar) is the concept that students are expected to imbibe.

  • Maharishi Patanjali prescribed certain rules of how a person is expected to act in society (Yama) and how personal code and conduct (Niyama) is the expected and essential behavior for individuals to follow. We at Arunayoga expect this behavioral terminology to be understood and practiced sincerely and honestly by all students to the best extent possible.

  • Before students register for the yoga teacher training they must be aware that this traditional teaching will differ from that of the West. There could even be a fundamental difference in the understanding of the yogic path as that which is taught in the yoga schools in the West.

  • Discipline is an integral part of the training program and so the course routine must be strictly observed.

  • Disrespect to rules and regulations could result in termination of studentship with no refund of fee.

  • Absenting oneself from the scheduled program without prior permission of the teacher or manager concerned would be construed as a gross breach of discipline.

  • A student must intimate in advance if they intend to forgo a meal so that there is no wastage of food.

  • Arunayoga does not make arrangements for guests of students. Any activity that is not related to the course is not permitted.

  • Ensure you are on time for class or you will not be permitted to enter any class once it has commenced.

  • Before departing the institute, students must pay all dues and return all borrowed books.

  • Smoking and alcohol are not permitted during the training.

All aspirants are advised to carefully consider the time and resources required for the course before forwarding the application for the teacher training course. The deposit submitted with the application is not refundable. However, in case of emergencies and other unavoidable exigencies the institute at its discretion permits students to go for any other scheduled course. We therefore recommend that all applicants carefully examine their upcoming obligations so that they may be able to devote their full attention to the teacher training program.

  • Modest dressing is mandatory during the course.
  • Silence must be maintained between 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Home-work consisting of 4 to 5 answers needs to be submitted in writing the following day.
  • Classes cannot be missed except in cases of ill health.
  • An outing except on a day off is not permitted.
  • A final exam is conducted as part of the evaluation procedure.
Admission to this course is no guarantee that you will receive a certification.
  • In order to help in finding introversion and inner strength meals have been reduced to two per day. However herbal tea and fruit will be available.
  • Arunayoga reserves the right to disqualify any student at any given time during the course of training.
  • The schedule is subject to change if the Course Director deems it fit to do so.

Arunayoga takes student participation seriously. Students should plan to attend every class. If you must miss class due to illness or other considerations, please inform the instructors. If you must miss many classes, please consult the program leader about how your absence will affect your graduation.


Course Name: 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India; TBD in USA
Course Fees: USD 2500 for International students, INR 1,00,000 for Indian students 
Batch size: 25
Duration: 4 weeks
Food & Accommodation: Included (shared accommodation) for international students, INR 25,000 for Indian students.
Certification: from Arunayoga, RYT 500* from Yoga Alliance USA, Annamalai University**
At the time of registration a non-refundable booking amount of INR 10,000 or USD 200 should be paid as advance towards the course fee.
You have the option to switch from one batch to another within 12 months.
Balance of fees must be paid on arrival at the course venue.
All fees are non-refundable and so please refrain from requests for refund as such requests will not be entertained

* We are in the process of registering with Yoga Alliance, USA. Candidates will be eligible for RYT as soon as the registration process gets completed.
** University affiliation may change at any point of time. Certification from university will be based on their evaluation criteria.