200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance Certified | Globally Recognised



The 200-hour online yoga teacher training is a beginner to intermediate-level program. The curriculum is structured for those who want to grasp the fundamental knowledge of yoga and practice it by themselves. Students will get access to pre-recorded sessions of hatha yoga, ashtanga yoga, philosophy, pranayama, meditation, and anatomy classes. You can also choose the duration of the access to these sessions according to their preference.

Along with pre-recorded sessions, students also get to solve their queries through live sessions conducted every week. Our group of knowledgeable gurus and teachers will assist students in understanding the course material and solve their doubts and queries.

Students will also receive course materials and ebooks to deepen their practice of yoga. Upon completion of the online 200-hour yoga teacher training, one will become a certified yoga teacher and will be able to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) under Yoga Alliance USA.

Yoga Instructor correcting alignments of a Extended Side Angle Pose
Meditation in a 200 hour online yoga teacher training course
Teacher conducting a Live Online Yoga Class
Instructor practicing Bhramari Pranayama


Pre-recorded course videos (4k High Quality Video, Clear 48KHz 24 bit Audio)

Lifetime Access

Live Q&A Session every Thursday at 04:00 PM IST

e-Books and a Manual

Assignments & Exam

Course completion certificate

Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance - RYT 200, upon completion

Course Highlights

  • RYT-200 Yoga Alliance Certification
  • Beginner to Intermediate Level
  • Lifetime Access
  • Lifetime Support
$299 USD (499 USD)


The Nirvana Yoga School curriculum follows the standards for 200 hour yoga teacher training set by Yoga Alliance, USA. It is crafted by experienced and skilled yoga teachers and includes the following subjects:

Techniques, Training & Practice

Traditional Hatha Yoga
  • Historical contexts of hatha yoga
  • Hatha Sun Salutation
  • Pawan Muktasana series A, B, C
  • Meditation Asanas
  • Vajrasana Group of Asanas
  • Standing Asanas
  • Padmasana Group of Asanas
  • Backward Bending Asanas
  • Forward Bending Asanas
  • Spinal Twisting Asanas
  • Balancing Asanas Inverted Asanas
  • Advanced Group of Asanas
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
  • Historical contexts of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga including different asanas.
  • Ashtanga Primary series Asanas with the asana alignment & adjustment, variations, contraindications, breathing techniques, and their benefits
    • Surya Namaskar A (Sun salutation A) - 9 Vinyasas
    • Surya Namaskar B (Sun salutation B) - 17 Vinyasas
    • Standing asana series
    • Sitting asana series
    • Closing sequence
  • Understanding & practice of Vinyasa Flow
Alignment & Adjustment
  • Aspects of Yoga Alignment
  • Various Principles of Hands-Adjustments
  • Practical lessons on Alignments & Adjustment of various Asanas
Pranayama / Breathing Practices
  • Historical contexts of pranayama & subtle body.
  • Understanding of pranayama effects on your body.
  • Four Aspects of Pranayama
  • The Pranic Body
  • Five Major Pranas & Five Minor Pranas
  • Nadis - Channels of Prana
  • Ida Pingala and Sushumna
  • Location of the Nadis
  • Different Types of Pranayama Practices
    • Abdominal (or diaphragmatic) breathing
    • Thoracic Breathing
    • Clavicular Breathing
    • Yogic Breathing
    • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama/ Alternate Nostril Breathing
    • Sheetali Pranayama/ Cooling Breath
    • Sheetkari Pranayama
    • Bhramari Pranayama
    • Ujjayi Breathing
    • Bhastrika Pranayama
    • Kapalbhati Pranayama/ Frontal brain cleansing breath
    • Moorcha Pranayama / Swooning or fainting breath
    • Surya Bhedi Pranayama
    • Chandra Bhedi Pranayama
Mudra (Hand Gestures)
  • Hasta (hand mudras)
  • Mana (head mudras)
  • Kaya (postural mudras)
  • Adhara (perineal mudras)
  • Jalandhara Bandha (throat lock)
  • Moola Bandha (perineum contraction)
  • Uddiyana Bandha (abdominal contraction)
  • Maha Bandha (the great lock)
  • History and philosophy of meditation.
  • Important terms in Meditation
  • Different Types of Meditation Practices
    • Ajapa Japa
    • Guided Meditation
    • Mindfulness Meditation
    • Raisin Meditation
    • Trataka Meditation
    • Chakra Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra

Anatomy & Physiology

Yoga Anatomy, Physiology & Biomechanics
  • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Levels of structural complexities
    • Skeletal System
    • Muscular System
    • Nervous System
    • Endocrine System
    • Respiratory System
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Digestive System
  • Biomechanics
    • Force
    • Joint Movements
    • Safe Movements

Yoga Humanities

History, Yoga Philosophy & Ethics
  • History of Yoga
  • Origination & Meaning of Yoga
  • Understanding of Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Understanding Bhagavad Gita
  • Panchamahabhutas (The Five Element Theory)
  • The Human Constitution (Prakruti)
    • Vata (Ether+Air)
    • Pitta (Fire+Water)
    • Kapha (Water+Earth)
  • The Three Gunas - Sattva, Rajas, Tamas

Professional Essentials

Teaching Methodology
  • Sequencing
  • Pace
  • Environment & ambiance of a yoga class
  • Yoga Cues
Teaching Practice
  • Teaching/guiding a yoga class
  • Command over teaching yoga
  • Essential skills for teaching a yoga class
  • Mentoring and feedback
Professional Development
  • Knowledge about yoga associations and Yoga Alliance certifying system
  • Ethical Pledge: Scope, Code of Conduct, and Equity
  • Lifetime Learning and Education
  • Professionalism, cleanliness & time management


Joshua Anderson

I had a great experience doing the online 200-hours at Nirvana. The resources were very informative and helped me to understand the concepts well. The teachers were very knowledgeable and had a great command of their particular subjects.

Isabella Harris

The online course helped me to continue my work and fulfill my wish to learn yoga. The online Q&A was very helpful. I recommend everyone attend the course at Nirvana.

Emma Davis

The yoga chapters were easy to understand. Nirvana offers the traditional form of yoga in a very accessible way. I enjoyed learning yoga in my 200-hours.

Manisha Mehra

I enjoyed the live interactions during the Q&A sessions a lot. It helped me to gain an in-depth knowledge of the different areas of yoga. The teachers were very approachable.

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