Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

200-Hour Online 30 Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course

Online Yoga Teacher Training

You are invited to join 200 hr yoga teacher training programme with Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham. online yoga training platform brings all of their expert knowledge of yoga to your fingertips. Study and practice traditional yoga from wherever you like at a pace that suits you. Whether you’re a yoga teacher or practitioner, Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham courses will elevate your knowledge and practice of yoga. Each course is made of easily digestible multimedia lessons for optimal learning.


  • 40 hours of live sessions.
  • 160 hours of yoga manual, study books, self-practised and self-study.
  • Duration – 30 days.
  • Live online sessions will be held over Zoom or Google Meet.
  • Online sessions’ time-zone: Bangalore, India (GMT+5:30).
  • Daily one live yoga session theory or practical classes, Monday to Friday.
  • 200-hour yoga teacher training curriculum.
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion.
  • Special discounts on advanced courses.
  • There will be live contact hours whenever needed in order to clarify doubts.
  • All classes are previously recorded so students can access the material at their own convenience
  • One live Q&A session every week.
  • Topics include Hatha, yoga anatomy, yoga philosophy, meditation, and pranayama Yoga Nidra, and kinesiology.


Now is a great opportunity for you to acquire an online yoga teacher certification from the Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham. The course includes pre-recorded and lives yoga sessions on each topic of each subject with clear explanations and demonstrations from the teachers, and they work even with low connection. It’s completely a real learning experience from the Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham to yourself. Join them today and be certified as a yoga teacher just from the comfort of your home!


Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

How the training works

There will be 160 non-contact hours of yoga manual or pre-recorded and 100 contact hours of live sessions via Zoom, live classes every week, and Q&A sessions every weekend.


  • This course is open to all students who wish to deepen their knowledge and application of some of the highest teachings of
  • Participants do not need to be yoga
  • Mastery of any yoga practice is not
  • Only your sincere desire for knowledge and your commitment to personal
  • Love for Yoga is the most important eligibility factor for learning this course.
  • Students who want to know Yoga in totality and move beyond Asana and Pranayama, Mudra & Bandha.

Timing of sessions or daily schedule (IST/GMT+5:30)

The timing for the live classes we will be try to adjust according to your time, from Monday to Friday around 5:00am -11:00 p.m. There might be a little time adjustment from month to month. All times are based on IST/GMT+5:30.

Yoga Styles

Hatha yoga

Yoga Nidra


Gentle Yoga

Worldwide Accredited Certification

Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham teacher training certificate course is accredited by Yoga Alliance USA.


Why choose Karuna yoga Vidya Peetham?

Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham is an international yoga teacher training school, in India and we provide internationally accredited professional yoga courses and training while maintaining the authenticity of the ancient teachings.

  • Worldwide Accredited -Accredited with Yoga Alliance
  • Top Ratings – 5-star ratings on Google
  • Professional – Professional school for sincere learning
  • Post Course Support – Post-course support available to every graduate
  • Experienced professional teacher
  • Flexible timings
  • Start teaching immediately
  • Best curriculum
  • Giving adequate guidance to the individuals and groups during training sessions.
  • To enable the student to have a sound body and sound mind, along with Yoga ethics.

What You can expect from us?

What you’ll learn?

  • You will learn beginners level asana, forward, backward, arm balance, hip opening and inverted poses.
  • You will know how-to Integrate asana, pranayama mudra sutra into your yoga practice.
  • You will learn the methods given by Swatmarama to mastery your mind through hatha yoga.
  • Practice asana, pranayama and Savasana daily
  • Improve your practice of advanced asanas daily
  • Get more insights into the core principles of yogic philosophy
  • Deepen your understanding and application of mudras and bandhas
  • Live Contact Hours: 40 Hours of live sessions.    
  • Non-Contact Hours 160 Hours
  • Live online sessions will be held over Zoom or Google Meet.
  • Online sessions’ time-zone: Bangalore, India (GMT+5:30).
  • Schedule, Flexible Online self-paced Training
  • Digital Course manual PDF.
  • Well qualified and experienced faculty with their own specialties.
  • Yoga Alliance USA certification as RYT 200 – international certification that allows you to teach yoga anywhere in the world
  • Giving adequate guidance to the individuals and groups during training session.
  • Yoga helps in self-discipline, leading to immense amount of awareness, concentration and higher level of consciousness.
  • To enable the student to have sound body and sound mind, along with Yoga ethics.
  • Yoga course help, to learn to handle oneself well in all situations, to learn techniques of gaining good health, to develop a discriminative mind capable of knowing the real from the unreal and to face the dualities of life with equanimity.
  • Yoga course increase level of awareness and balance attitude for social activity.
  • At the end of the course not only you would have adapted a healthy life style but you would also be fit to show others this path by becoming a skilled Yoga teacher.
  • At the yoga TTC at Karuna Yoga, students learn a unique combination of Hatha Yoga and Iyengar alignment principles. This approach has an ultimate goal of practicing injury free yoga.

What do I need for the online course?

  • Yoga mat
  • Computer / Smartphone with camera
  • Internet connection
  • Yoga Blocks
  • Pillow or Bolster or Cushion
  • Strap
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Zoom

About The Course Director

Dr. S. Karuna Murthy, M.Sc., Ph.D., E-RYT 500, YACEP

Dr. S. Karuna Murthy is one of the most experienced Yogi practicing the ancient and the greatest Yoga tradition since he was 18 years of age. Following in the footsteps of his inspiration Swami Sivananda who was also the founder of Divine Life Society, has mastered the ancient Yoga traditions that only a few in this world are familiar with.

He completed M. Sc from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samasthana University and Ph. D from Bharathidasan University. Besides, Dr. S. Karuna Murthy has also completed TTC and ATTC and is registered E-RYT-500 with American Yoga Alliance. Those qualifications depict his expertise in the context of Yoga and mastering Yoga Teaching methodology.

With the immense interest to serve the people with the ancient Yoga techniques, he also served as a Yoga therapist at S-VYASA, Bangalore. He has also served as a Yoga lecturer at Bharathidasan University and at overseas in the Cali Wow fitness Center.

With these impressive accomplishments, throughout his journey to being a master Yogi and an expert in Multi styles of Yoga, Dr. Karuna Murthy has developed an incredible scientific view of every Yoga practice. So, now he is a rare expert in Yoga anatomy physiology, biomechanism kinesiology, and Yoga philosophy.

Course Content

The syllabus consists of Hatha Yoga, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Yoga Nidra, Kriyas and Meditation. This course also covers additional topics on Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali Yoga sutraYogic Diet and Nutrition, Yoga Philosophy and Psychology, Hatha Yoga based anatomy and physiology, and Sanskrit.

Yoga Styles

  • Hatha Yoga(B.K.S. Iyengar Alignment Principles & Satyananda Style
  • Gentle Yoga


Paper – 1 Training and Practice

  1. Yoga Mantra Chanting
  • Introduction
  • Mantras
  • Gayathri Mantra
  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
  • Saha nāv avatu
  • Sarve bhavantu sukhinaḥ
  • Patanjali Mantra
  • Surya Namaskara Mantra
  1. Surya Namaskara (sun salutation)
  • Introduction
  • Preparation
  • General contra-indications
  • General benefits
  • Time of practice
  • Awareness
  • Conclusion
  • Duration
  • Beeja mantras

2.1. Sivananda – Surya Namaskar (sun salutation)

2.2. Chandra Namaskara (salutations to the moon)

2.3. Astanga Surya Namaskara – A

2.4. Astanga Surya Namaskara-B

2.5. Foundation of Asana

  • Hatha Yoga View on Asana
  • Patanjali concept on Asana
  • Classification of Asana
  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Isometric static & Dynamic Asana
  • Dynamic practices
  • Static practices
  • Perspective view on Asana
  1. Asanas

3.1. Standing Asana Beginners Level

  • Samasthiti(upright or still)
  • Tadasana – (mountain pose)
  • Vrksasana (tree pose)
  • Ardha Uttanasana(standing half forward bend)
  • Padahastasana (hand to foot pose)
  • Ardha Chakrasana (half wheel pose)
  • Garudasana (eagle pose)
  • Utkatasana (mighty pose)
  • Utthita Trikonasana (extended triangle pose)
  • Parivritta Trikonasana (revolved triangle pose)
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana (extended side angle pose)
  • Parivritta Utthita Parsvakonasana (revolved extended side angle pose)
  • Parsvottanasana(side intense stretch)
  • Virabhadrasana -1 (warrior -1)
  • Virabhadrasana -2(warrior-2)
  • Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose)
  • Virabhadrasana -3(warrior-3)
  • Natarajasana(Lord of the dance Pose)
  • Prasarita Padottanasana(legs widespread intense stretch)
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana(intense arms hold big toe)
  • Malasana (garland pose)
  • Vajrasana (diamond pose)
  • Balasana(Child’s Pose) or Shashankasana ( moon or hare pose)
  • Madukasana(Frog Pose) or Bhadrasana (gracious pose)
  • Marjaryasana(Cat Pose)
  • Vyaghrasana(Tiger Pose)
  • Virasana (hero pose)
  • Ustrasana(camel pose)
  • Supta Virasana (recline hero pose)

3.2. Sitting Asana Beginners Level

  • Sukhasana(Easy pose)
  • Dandasana (Staff Pose)
  • Siddhasana(adept  pose)
  • Padmasana(lotus pose)
  • Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee Pose)
  • Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana(revolved knee to head pose)
  • Paschimottanasana(ugrasana or  brahmacharyasana)
  • Purvauttansana(east intense stretch pose)
  • Gomukhasana(cow face resembling)
  • Marichyasana(name of the sage mariachi)
  • Ardha Navasana (half boat)
  • Upavistha Konasana(wide angle seated forward bend pose)
  • Baddha Konasana(bounded angle pose)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (half spinal twist)
  • Yogamudrasana(yoga gesture or psychic union pose)
  • Ardha Padma Paschimottanasana(half lotus west intense stretch pose)
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana(half bounded lotus west intense stretch pose)
  • Bharadvajasana(Bharadvaja was the father of drona)
  • Hanumanasana(front full split or hindu monkey god)
  • Eka Pada Raja kapotasana(single leg king pigeon pose)
  • Shavasana(corpse pose)
  • Supta Pawanmuktasana (wind relieving pose)
  • Setu Bandha Sarvangasana(bridge lock Sarvangasana)
  • Jathara Parivartanasana(abdomen twisting pose)
  • Salamba  Sarvangasana(supported  Sarvangasana)
  • Matsyasana(fish pose)
  • Supta Konasana(reclining angle pose)
  • Urdhva Cakrasana(upward wheel pose)
  • Niralamba Sarvangasana (without support Sarvangasana)
  • Supta Padangusthasana(supine holding big toe)
  • Halasana(Plough Pose)
  • Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana(single leg upward bow pose)
  1. 3. Prone Asana (abdomen) Beginners Level
  • Makarasana (crocodile pose)
  • Ardha Shalabhasana(half locust pose)
  • Salabhasana (locust Pose)
  • Sarpasana(snake pose)
  • Bhujangasana(serpent pose)
  • Ardha Dhanurasana (half bow)
  • Dhanurasana(bow pose)
  • Urdhva Mukha Svanasana(upward facing dog pose)
  • Parsva Dhanurasana(sideways bow pose)
  1. 4. Arm Balancing and Head Standing Asana Intermediate Level
  • Phalakasana(plank pose) or Santolanasana (balancing pose)
  • Chaturanga Dandasana(four limbed staff pose)
  • Tolasana(scale pose)
  • Purvottanasana(east intense stretch)
  • Mayurasana (mayura means a peacock)
  • Salamba Sirsasana
  1. Pranayama
  • Introduction
  • Four aspects of pranayama
  • The Pranic body
  • Breath, health and pranayama
  • Breathing and life span
  • General notes for the practitioner
  • Contra-indications
  • Time of practice
  • Bathing
  • Clothes
  • Empty stomach
  • Diet
  • Place of practice
  • Breathing
  • Sequence
  • Sitting position
  • Avoid strain
  • Side effects
  • Natural breathing
  • Abdominal Breathing
  • Thoracic Breathing
  • Clavicular Breathing
  • Full Yogic Breathing
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama (frontal brain cleansing breath)
  • Bhastrika Pranayama (bellows breath)
  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (psychic network purification)
  • Ujjayi Pranayama (the psychic breath)
  • Sheetali Pranayama(cooling pranayama)
  • Sheetkari Pranayama (hissing breath)
  • Bhramari Pranayama (humming bee breath)
  1. Mudra
  • Mudras and prana
  • A scientific look at mudras
  • Mudras
  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Hridaya mudra.
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra drishti
  • Shanmukhi mudra
  • Yoga mudra
  1. Bandhas (neuro-muscular locks)
  • Introduction to Bandha
  • Granthis
  • Bandha (lock)
  • Jalandhara Bandha (throat lock)
  • Moola Bandha (perineum contraction)
  • Uddiyana Bandha (abdominal contraction)
  • Maha Bandha (the great lock)
  1. Yoga Nidra
  • Introduction
  • Yoga Nidra steps
  • Preparation/Introduction
  • Relaxation
  • Sankalpa/Resolve
  • Rotation of Consciousness
  • Breathe Awareness
  • Feeling of Sensations
  • Image visualization
  • Sankalpa/Resolve
  • Finish
  1. Dhyana (Meditation)
  • Meditation on Breath (Anapana)
  • Part 1: Observation of the natural breath
  • Part 2: Observation of the sensations
  • Observe without reacting and keep the equanimity
  • Meditation Room
  • Brahmamuhurta
  • Asana
  • Direction
  • Where to Concentrate
  • Fixed Hours
  • Definite Place
  • A Steady Pose
  • Face the North or East
  • A Seat
  • Repeat Elevated Prayer
  • Clear Articulation
  • Vigilance and Alert Attitude
  • Yogic Diet
  1. Shatkarma (internal cleansing)
  • Jala Neti (nasal cleansing with water)
  • Sutra Neti (nasal cleansing with thread)
  • Vaman Dhauti (regurgitative cleansing)
  • Shankhaprakshalana (cleansing entire digestive tract)
  1. Asana Benefits and Limitations
  2. Teaching Methodology
  • Introduction
  • Trend of Teaching
  • Methodology
  • Need of Yoga Teaching Method
  • Importance of Teaching Method:
  • Classroom Setup and Orientation
  • Voice and Language
  • Querying new students
  • Ethics in Teaching and Touching
  • Practice Teaching Observation
  • Marketing a Yoga Business
  • Introduction
  • Yoga Marketing Plan: Who Is Your Target Audience?
  • Yoga Teacher Marketing: Choose Your Niche
  • Marketing for Yoga Instructors: Decide On A Name & Logo
  • Yoga Social Media Marketing
  • Research the Competition
  • Using Hashtags to Do Competitor Research
  • Using Captions & Hashtags to Improve Reach
  • Choose a Good Caption
  • Using Localized Hashtags
  • Interact with Similar Accounts
  • How Do Interactions Help Your Yoga Instagram Marketing Strategy?
  • Yoga Social Media Marketing: Be Consistent
  • Follow the 80-20 Rule
  • Yoga Social Media Marketing: Collaborate!
  • Yoga Advertising Ideas: Paid Ads on Facebook and Instagram
  • Online Workshops & Webinars
  • Yoga Marketing Website: Why You Need One
  • Google My Business for Yoga Teacher Marketing
  • SEO & Content Marketing Tips for Your Yoga Business
  • Yoga Studio Marketing Ideas: Start a Blog!
  • Yoga Advertising Ideas: Paid Google Ads
  • How to Use Email Marketing for A Yoga Business
  • Once you’ve built an email list, what now?
  • Marketing a Yoga Business Offline
  • The class experience results into ‘word of mouth’ marketing

Paper: Techniques

  • General Principles of Yogic Practices
  • Asana Laboratory Observation
  • Transitioning into Asanas
  • Transitioning out of Asanas
  • Seven Principles of Hands on Adjustments
  • Principle 1: Teach What You Know
  • Principle 2: Ask Permission to Touch
  • Principle 3: Have Clear Intention
  • Principle 4: Move with the Breath
  • Principle 5: Honor Safe Biomechanics
  • Principle 6: Teach Essential Asana Elements
  • Principle 7: Support Stable Foundations
  • Sthiti (initial) and Sithila (relaxation) postures for all asanas
  • Method of Asana teaching
  • Basic Arc Structure of Classes
  • Initiating the Yogic Process
  • Warming the Body
  • Pathway to the Peak
  • Exploring the Peak
  • Integration
  • Principles of Sequencing Asana
  • Applied Parinamavada(theory of transformation)
  • Move from Simple to Complex Asanas
  • Move from Dynamic to Static Exploration
  • Sattvic Effect: Cultivating Energetic Balance
  • Pratikriyasana(counter pose)
  • Student Daily Self – Assessment

Paper -3 Yoga, Anatomy and Physiology

  1. Introduction
  • Need Anatomy and Physiology in Yoga
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Anatomical Terminology
  • Directional terms
  • Movement Definitions
  • The six basic movements of the body place in three planes.
  • Coronal plane:
  • Sagittal plane
  • Transverse plane
  • Body Cavities
  • Thoracic cavity
  • Abdominal and pelvic cavity
  • Dorsal cavity
  • Chemical to Organism level
  • Different Systems of the Body
  1. Respiratory system
  • Gaseous Exchange
  • Respiratory System
  • Larynx
  • Trachea (wind pipe)
  • Bronchi
  • Bronchioles
  • Alveoli (Air sacs)
  • Lungs
  • Pleura
  • External Anatomy
  • Bronchi
  • Pulmonary Ventilation:
  • Respiration Mechanism
  • Normal breathing involves several different mechanisms.
  • Shallow breathing
  • Deep Breathing
  • Unconscious control of breathing
  • Conscious control of breathing
  • Lung Volume
  • Total air volume
  • Tidal volume
  • Vital capacity
  1. Muscular System and Yoga
  • Characteristics of Skeletal Muscles
  • Functions of Muscles:
  • Muscular tissues can be classified
  • Smooth, non-striated or involuntary muscles.
  • Cardiac muscle or myocardium.
  • Skeletal, striated or voluntary muscles.
  • Gross Anatomy of Skeletal Muscles
  • Types of Muscle Contractions
  • Isometric Contraction
  • Isotonic Contraction
  • Concentric Contraction
  • Eccentric Contraction
  • Muscle fiber types
  • Muscle fiber types
  • Slow twitch muscle fibre (type -1)
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Fast twitch muscle fibre (type -2)
  • Anaerobic exercise
  1. Skeletal System
  • Skeleton
  • Skeletal muscle
  • Joint
  • Cartilage
  • Tendon
  • Ligament
  • Fascia
  • Bursa
  • Types of bone and cartilage
  • Functions of the Skeletal System?
  • The main bones of the human skeleton are
  • The axial skeleton
  • The appendicular skeleton
  • Classification of Bones according to shape
  • Long bones
  • Short bones
  • Flat bones
  • Irregular bones
  • Sesamoid bones
  • Skeleton Joints
  • Fibrous joints
  • Cartilaginous joints
  • Synovial joint
  • Synovial joints
  • Synovial joints classifications
  • Hinge
  • Ball and socket
  • Pivot
  • Gliding
  • Saddle
  • Planar
  1. Kinesiology
  • Biomechanics and Kinesiology
  • Body Movements
  • Body Movements and Their Descriptions:
  • Flexion
  • Extension
  • Abduction
  • Adduction
  • Supination
  • Pronation
  • Lateral flexion
  • Rotation
  • Medial rotation (internal rotation)
  • Lateral rotation (external rotation)
  • Elevation
  • Depression
  • Dorsiflexion
  • Plantar flexion
  • Eversion
  • Inversion
  • Protraction
  • Retraction
  • Circumduction

5.1. Asana and Kinesiology

Paper – 4 Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics

  • Introduction
  • Shad-Darsanas (Six Systems of Indian Philosophical Thought)
  • Goal of the Shad-Darsanas
  • Meaning
  • Definition of Yoga
  • Yoga Vasishta
  • Bhagvat Gita
  • Bhagvat Gita
  • Kathopanisad
  • Swami Vivekananda
  • Sri Aurobindo
  • History of Yoga
  • Pre-Vedic period (Before 3000 BC)
  • Vedic period (3000 BC to 800 BC)
  • Pre classical (Upanishad) period (800 BC to 250 BC)
  • Classical period (184 BC to 148 BC)
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Hatha Yoga
  • Asana and Hatha Yoga
  • Pranayama and Hatha Yoga
  • Gurushishya Parampara
  • Guru Shishya Tradition in Yoga
  • Teaching Tradition
  • What is Satyananda Yoga?
  • Satyananda Yoga involves the practice of:
  • Iyengar Yoga
  • The Gist: From the Known to the Unknown
  • Iyengar Alignment: The Practice of Precision
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
  • Nadis
  • Ida, Pingala, Shushmna
  • Chakras (Energy Vortex)
  • Mooladhara cakra
  • Svadhisthana cakra
  • Manipura cakra
  • Anahata cakra
  • Visuddhi cakra
  • Ajna cakra
  • Bindu
  • Sahasrara cakra
  • Purusharthas Four attainments of life
  • Dharma (Virtue)
  • Artha (Wealth)
  • Kama (Pleasure)
  • Moksha (Emancipation)
  • Four stages of Life
  • Brahmacharya Ashram
  • Grihastha Ashrama
  • Vanprastha Ashrama
  • Sanyasa Ashrama
  • Gunas
  • Sattvic Guna
  • Rajasic Guna
  • Tamasic Guna
  • Karma Yoga (path of selfless action)
  • Types of Karma
  • Sanchita Karma or Stored Karma
  • Agami Karma or Forthcoming Karma
  • Prarabdha or Vartamana Karma or Present Karma
  • Jnana Yoga (path of knowledge)
  • Meaning
  • Jnana yoga consists of seven parts:
  • Raja Yoga (path of royal yoga)
  • Aim of Raja Yoga
  • Practice (abhyasa) and dispassion (vairagya)
  • Astanga Yoga(eight limbs of yoga)
  • yama- social ethical code
  • niyama- personal ethical code
  • Path of Devotion (Bhakti Yoga)
  • Sravana
  • Kirtana
  • Smarana
  • Padasevana
  • Archana
  • Vandana
  • Dasya
  • Sakhya
  • Atma-Nivedana
  • Upanisad(essence of knowledge)
  • Mandukya Upanisad
  • Waking – Vaishvanara
  • Dreaming – Taijasa
  • Deep Sleep – Prajna
  • Beyond this three – Turiya
  • Taittiriya Upanisad
  • Annamaya kosha – food sheath
  • Pranamaya kosha – breath sheath
  • Manomaya kosha – mind sheath
  • Vijnanamaya kosha – intellect sheath
  • Anandamaya kosha – bliss sheath

Paper – 5 Practicum

Part -1

  • Name of Pose in Sanskrit
  • Name of Pose in English
  • Benefits
  • Contraindications

Part – 2

  • Sthiti (initial)
  • Transition In with breathing and awareness
  • Final Pose reflection and refinement




  • Active muscles and relaxed mind, with soft breathing)
  • Transition Out with breathing and awareness
  • Sithila (relaxation)

Part – 3

  • Counter Pose
  • Modifications
  • Alignment cues

Part – 4

  • Trainee should observe following elements in classes, under the guidance of lead trainee

Part – 5

  • Trainee should take following yoga classes, under the guidance of lead trainer

Paper – 6

  • Tutorials, Assignment and Examination

Paper – 7

  • Project Writing

Fee: USD 400.


Training Venue: Online Stream