NEW - combined Yoga Certification Plus online course includes Yoga and Ayurveda

Yoga Certification Plus Course

Yoga – 100 hours theory online. 100 hours practicals at KaivalyaDhama campus, India.
Note: Certificate for participation will be given after completion of the course.
Ayurveda – Full course on Principles of Ayurveda, at no extra cost. 
Our online students are from 30 different countries.

The online theory part is US $399 $200 or INR30000 INR 15000 for Indians

Main Learning Track

Classical yoga education in a blended course format.

Along with asanas and kriyas, an aspiring yoga teacher must know and teach the philosophy.

The core principles and metaphysical foundations of Yoga are as important as the actual techniques or practice.

If philosophical knowledge is lacking, then the practice can go wrong or become a mechanical routine.


This foundation teacher’s training course provides an intimate experience online, with over 60 hours of in-depth video lectures and guidance from the teachers over email.

There are five core yoga ebooks to study. Together they amount to more than 100 hours of study and immersion. Its a self-paced course, allowing the student upto one year to assimilate the deeper relevance of their practice.

The postural practice, for final certification,  is covered in 2 weeks intensive at KaivalyaDhama, India.

Ayurveda Course Teachers

Dr. Sachin Jadhav – Post graduate, Ayurveda

Dr Sajith

Vaidya (Dr) Sajith Pillai (BAMS) – Practitioner and Ayurvedic consultant

Additional  Learning Track


Online learning – Concepts, Principles, Applications :
Part 1 – Introduction & History of Ayurveda Maulik sidhant – Fundamental principles of Ayurveda &  Padartha Vigyan Swasthavritta & Yoga
Part 2 – Sharir Rachana & Kriya Vigyan (Anatomy & Physiology) Kayachikitsa – Disease & its manifestation
Part 3 –  Ayurvedic diagnostic methods & techniques Basic knowledge of Local & Panchakarma Therapy
Part 4 – Dravyaguna vigyan- Knowledge of Ayurvedic herbs Bhaishajya Kalpana – Ayurveda Methods of preparation of medicine.
Part 5 – Ayurveda and the Mind.
Part 6 – Interviews and talks with Ayurveda doctors.
Ten Assignments to complete. Certificate of completion awarded.

Yoga Course reviews :

Ayurveda Course reviews :


We have covered most of your questions here.

The course is self-paced – meaning you can start anytime.
You will get the invaluable knowledge from ancient sanskrit texts on Yoga – explained and delivered by Indian teachers in english, in a modern format.

This foundation teacher’s training course consists of :

96 topics covering Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga, Yogic anatomy and physiology, Yogic psychology and application, Teaching methodology.
32 hours of audio/video lectures with transcriptions. 4 hours of bonus lectures.
Collection of 4 classic e-books by Swami Kuvalayananda, covering asanas, pranayama, yogic therapy and a complete Yoga dictionary.
Assignments – 60 hours.

The postural practice, for final certification, is covered in 2 weeks intensive at KaivalyaDhama, India.

Ayurveda Course( included):

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences which have emerged from Samkhya philosophy. The course is just right for yoga teachers since it brings in ayurvedic awareness into their teaching practice – so they can customise the practices for their students according to their ayurvedic type. If you are not a yoga teacher then it brings in ayurvedic self-care principles and awareness of a disease free lifestyle. The practical therapy training is optional.

– Study the theory online through 100 video lessons, read and check curated references online, discuss online with our ayurveda guides, take notes and complete assignments(optional for ayurveda course).

Below are the Asanas, Mudras, Kriyas that you will learn/practice during the practical intensive period.
Your full certification will be given during this period.

Ardhahalasana (one leg/ both leg)
Uttana padasana
Pawana muktasana (ardha /purn )
Naukasana (supine/prone )
Ardha salabhasna
Yoga mudra
Akarna dhanurasana
Chakrasana (lateral)

Meditative poses
Ardha padmasana

Other practices
Simha asana
Brahma Mudra
Uddiyana Bandha

Anuloma Viloma

Jala Neti
Rubber Neti
Vamana Dhauti

Mantra recitation
Pranava japa
Swasti mantra
Om stavan

Advantages of our teacher training and certification course :

1. Time saver – 15 days in India instead of a month or 6 weeks.
2. Cost saver
3. Deeper study – full focus on the subject in the privacy of your own home and in your own time.
4. Internationally recognized certificate.
5. Authentic – designed by the oldest Yoga Institute in the world.

The online theory part is US $200 or INR 15000 for Indians.

Details of costs for the practicals in KaivalyaDham, Lonavala, India :

Tuition Fees – INR 25000
Along with Certification but without room charges and meals.

Room charges ( In campus) :

Single standard Room with common bath
Rs. 16,000 for 2 weeks (meals included)

Single Standard Room with attached bath
Rs. 23,200 for 2 weeks (meals included)

Single Executive Room (Non-AC)
Rs. 25,600 for 2 weeks (meals included)

Single Executive Room (AC)
Rs. 30,000 + Tax – Rs. 2088 for 2 weeks (meals included)

Single Deluxe Room (Non-AC)
Rs. 38,800 + Tax – Rs. 3143 for 2 weeks (meals included)

Single Deluxe Room (AC)
Rs. 43,200 + Tax – Rs. 3,670 for 2 weeks (meals included)

Our certificate is valid Internationally.

It is issued by the INDIAN YOGA ASSOCIATION.

Kaivalyadhama is a  founder member institute of the Indian Yoga Association and accredited for the courses.

Indian Yoga Association is committed to promotion and advancement of Yoga and its applications around the world and industry-cum-self-regulatory body to facilitate activities of member institutions.

Yoga Certification is of two kinds :

Yoga Instructor’s Certification – 200 hours minimum.
Yoga Teacher’s Certification – 500 hours minimum.

Our blended course gives you a Yoga Instructor’s Certificate, covering the requisite 200 hours.

Yes, you can start your practice with this yoga certificate, although we recommended a few months apprenticeship and hands-on experience with an experienced yoga teacher, after the certification.

You need to have completed your school and you need a good grasp of english.
Additionally, you should not have any major health problems.

Our teachers have been teaching Yoga as a subject to the thousands of students who have passed out of the Yoga College at KaivalyaDhama, India.

The teachers in the online course are :

Dr. Ganesh Rao (Lecturer – Patanjali Yoga Sutras)

Dr. Ganesh Rao has conducted more than 13500 sessions of Yoga till date, covering both the theory and practice of all aspects of Yoga catering towards health and healing. Dr. Rao is a Guide for Ph.D. students in Philosophy and Yoga of Mumbai University and K.K. Sanskrit University, Nagpur.

Dr. G. S. Sahay (Lecturer, Gold Medalist – Sanskrit)

Prof. Sahay has around 34 years of Teaching experience to the post graduate students at G.S. college of Yoga and cultural synthesis Lonavla , and taught Indian philosophy, Patanjali Yoga sutras, and Traditional Yogic texts .He has also delivered lectures in different re-orientation programs organized for the teachers from the schools of Maharashtra and Central Govt. He has conducted various yoga camps and workshops on yoga in India as well as visited Seoul South Korea to conduct yoga courses.

Dr. Sharad Bhalekar (Ayurvedic Physician, Lecturer)

Dr. Bhalekar is one of the most popular teachers at KaivalyaDhama. He frequently travels to Singapore and other south-east asian countries to teach.

R. S. Bhogal (Lecturer – Psychology, Author)

Prof. R. S. Bhogal is a post graduate in psychology. Also, he is qualified in the NET exam (Organizational Psychology) with 17 years of research experience and twenty years of teaching experience. He was also Managing Editor and Associate Editor of Yoga Mimamsa for 17 years.

Lee Majewski (Holistic Yoga Practitioner, Kundalini / Hatha Yoga Certified)

Lee has been in charge of the teaching methods at KaivalyaDhama. She also runs the cancer rejuvenation and chronic cure programs at Lonavala and around the world.


Vartika Dubey is the daughter of Shri O P Tiwari and disciple of Swami Digambarji. She has been trained in pranayama by her father and has had the blessing of her guru and father both to teach Pranayama. She directs the New York chapter of KaivalyaDhama and has been teaching for many decades.

Hiroshi Aikata is an ex-student of KaivalyaDhama, who graduated in 1991. Currently Professor of Philosophy in Thailand. Excellent communicator and has a thorough knowledge of Indian yogic texts and yogic concepts, having practiced and studied them for many years. Hiroshi guides the japanese students.

The dates for practical intensives in 2021 – 2022 are as follows:

6th June to 20th June 2021
(Check-in: 6th June, between 1 to 4 pm, Indian time
Check-out: 20th June, 10 am, Indian time)

5th September to 19 September 2021
(Check-in: 5th September, between 1 to 4 pm, Indian time
Check-out: 19th September, 10 am, Indian time)
9th January to 23rd January 2022
(Check-in: 9th January, between 1 to 4 pm, Indian time
Check-out: 23rd January, 10 am, Indian time)
13th March to 27th March 2022
(Check-in: 13th March, between 1 to 4 pm, Indian time
Check-out: 27th March, 10 am, Indian time)
5th June to 19th June 2022
(Check-in: 5th June, between 1 to 4 pm, Indian time
Check-out: 19th June, 10 am, Indian time)
11th September to 25th September 2022
(Check-in: 11th September, between 1 to 4 pm, Indian time
Check-out: 25th September, 10 am, Indian time)


Schedule for Online Intensive Course

06:00am – 06:30am :- Herbal Tea
06:30am – 07:00am :- Shuddhi-Kriya (Cleansing Process)
07:00am – 08:30am :- Yog-Abhyas (Practical Session)
08:30am – 09:30am :- Breakfast
10:00am – 11:00am :- Lecture & Discussion
12:00noon – 01:00pm :- Lunch
01:30pm – 02:30pm :- Library
02:30pm – 03:00pm :- Herbal tea& Snacks
03:00pm – 04:00pm :- On-site Project
04:00pm – 06:00pm :- Yog-Abhyas (Practical Session & Mantra Chanting)
06:15pm – 07:00pm :- Self-Practice
07:00pm – 08:00pm :- Dinner

Apart from 25 hours of video lectures you get the following e-books.

PDF e-Books ( Reading Material ) in the course :

Yoga Kosa – The yoga dictionary
Asana – by Swami Kuvalayananda
Pranayama – by Swami Kuvalayananda
Yoga Therapy – by Swami Kuvalayananda
Scientific Survey of Yoga Postures – Swami Kuvalayananda

You have upto 3 years from the time of enrolment in the Online Theory Course to complete your practical intensives.

Check-in and check-out: Please follow the check-in and check-out dates and timings as given above – “What are the dates for the practicals in India?

The classes will start from the next day after checking in and end on the penultimate day. The first and the last days are for check-in / out procedures and orientation.

Things to carry: Among the bare essentials, please carry your own bath towel. It is not provided in the rooms. Yoga mats are provided, but you may bring your own if you wish to.

Theory Assignments: Please complete your theory assignments and submit over email before joining the practicals. This is mandatory as per rules.

Clothing: Clothing that is comfortable, light and less revealing is recommended.

Arriving from airport: The nearest international airport is Mumbai – about 2.5 hours drive from Lonavala. The other airport is Pune (domestic only), about 1.5 hours drive. If you want taxi from Mumbai or Pune airports, please contact the person below one week before your departure:

Mr. Satinder Pal Singh Kuku
Email – kkuku28@hotmail.com
Contact no: +91 9370779000

3 year access

Yoga theory takes time and its online. So although you can get your certification after studying for a few months, you will have access to the content for many, many years. If after 3 years you still need access then write to us and extend it for a small fee.


$ 200 Yoga + Ayurveda full courses
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15000 Yoga + Ayurveda full courses
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Cost for the practicals in KaivalyaDham, Lonavala – Rs. 25,000/-,
Plus Accommodation Extra

The online theory part is US $200 or INR 15000 for Indians.

Details of costs for the practicals in KaivalyaDham, Lonavala, India :

Tuition Fees – INR 25000
Along with Certification but without room charges and meals.

Room charges ( In campus) :

Single standard Room with common bath
Rs. 16,000 for 2 weeks (meals included)

Single Standard Room with attached bath
Rs. 23,200 for 2 weeks (meals included)

Single Executive Room (Non-AC)
Rs. 25,600 for 2 weeks (meals included)

Single Executive Room (AC)
Rs. 30,000 + Tax – Rs. 2088 for 2 weeks (meals included)

Single Deluxe Room (Non-AC)
Rs. 38,800 + Tax – Rs. 3143 for 2 weeks (meals included)

Single Deluxe Room (AC)
Rs. 43,200 + Tax – Rs. 3,670 for 2 weeks (meals included)


  • Students from USA can find information on the practicals here.


  • You will find a free preview of the lectures by registering here.


  • For further questions, write to us here.

Why KaivalyaDhama?

  • We have been around for a hundred years. The oldest yoga institute in the world.
  • KaivalyaDhama is recognised by the Government of India.
  • KaivalyaDhama is recognised by all the major councils of Yoga, worldwide.
  • We are well known for our therapeutic excellence.